The Point

Largest concentration of colonial homes in the nation

The Point, a beautiful ten-block section of the city, is an attraction in itself. Just take a stroll down its streets (many of which are named after trees: Chestnut, Pine, Sycamore, Willow) and you'll see what I mean.


Tripp Southwick House - circa 1758

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The photos on this page are just a sample of the countless historic homes you'll see as you make your way through The Point's narrow, one-way streets.


Intersection of Washington and Bridge Streets

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One of the coolest railings in Newport!

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Nina Lynette Home on Washington Street

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Isaac Dayton House - circa 1725

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(the door wasn't always yellow)



My grandmother grew up in this home on Willow Street

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And last, but not least...


View of Newport Bridge from Battery Park on Washington Street

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Battery Park is a great spot to have a little picnic, take a break from a walk or enjoy the view of the sailboats in Narragansett Bay. It's also a great spot for a wedding ceremony!


There are countless examples of great 17th and 18th century architecture in this neighborhood. I hope to post more photos soon, so stay tuned for future updates!


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