- The list below includes 282 free or cheap things to do in or near Newport, Rhode Island, including 102 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Homes, History Museums, Art Museum and Beaches.
- From Ocean Drive to Cliff Walk, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Providence, Fall River, Narragansett and Warwick.
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1776 Revolution Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818 MoreLess Info
Built as a mansion in 1773, today The Varnum House Museum is furnished with period furniture from the Revolutionary era and features many historic artifacts. The museum retains regular hours in the summer and is otherwise open by appointment.
Located within a historic 1913 style building, the Varnum Memorial Armory is host to a number of different events throughout the year. The armory offers a large meeting room, display area, offices, and a military museum with numerous historic artifacts.
With performers ranging from magicians to classic rock tribute bands, The Greenwich Odeum is a performing arts venue with weekly events. The venue is located in a historic 1920s building that once functioned as a vaudeville theater.
Windmill Cottage is a historic house and former windmill. It was home to George Washington Greene, a former American consul to Rome and historian. It was purchased for Greene by his friend, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Rhode Island's Oakland Beach is located in Warwick. This saltwater beach sits on Greenwich Bay and connects to Narrangansett Bay. Beach features several convenient small-craft launching docks. It is most popular in warm weather, but is open throughout the year.
A family owned and operated business, Buckley Family Archery, LLC is an archery shop and range that offers 14 shooting lanes with Bulldog Targets. The business also hosts tournaments, offers archery lessons, and repairs equipment.
Warwick's Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum is an immaculately-preserved mansion. Once a private residence, Clouds Hill is now open for docent-guided tours and is a must-see attraction for fans of Victorian decorating aesthetics.
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4157 Post Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818 MoreLess Info
The Cloud Hills Victorian Museum is a fully restored mansion that dates back to the 19th century, with groomed, landscaped grounds and a hands-on museum inside. The house and gift shop are open daily, but reservations are requested for tours.
Located along the water, Warwick City Park can be used for swimming, baseball, basketball, hiking, biking and bird watching. The park provides beach access, a children's playground, three miles of paved trails, a dog park and picnic areas.