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Newport Restoration Foundation

416 Thames St Newport RI 02840
(401) 847-2448
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Whitehorne House is an example of a Federal style mansions on Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island and is open to the public as a historic house museum. It was built for Samuel Whitehorne Jr. in 1811 and the exterior features an elegant hipped roof, entry portico, and a formal garden. Interior highlights include a grand central hallway, hand carved details, and a significant collection of...

The Whitehorne House features some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century. View examples of work by craftsmen from the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops, including John Townsend’s own desk.. Known as cabinetmakers, these craftsmen created some of the most highly regarded examples of American furniture. Enjoy this remarkable collection in a...

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Although it does have some nice pieces of furniture, they are not pieces you could not see in other/better historic homes. It really just focuses on the furniture, not the family, etc. You are handed a booklet explaining the pieces of furniture in each room. If you have time to kill, I guess it's something to do, but I wouldn't...

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The Samuel Whitehorne house is a hidden gem in Newport. Not only does it feature John Townsend's own desk (and what fun to see what he crafted for his own pleasure and utility!) but all the other rooms have exquisite Newport pieces in them, as well as beautiful silver, wallpapers, paintings and textiles. It is a small house museum packed...

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Newport Restoration Foundation can be found at Thames St 416. The following is offered: Art Museums & Galleries. The entry is present with us since Sep 8, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Newport there are 7 other Art Museums & Galleries. An overview can be found here.

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