- 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.
The Denison Homestead Museum offers visitors the chance to learn about the history of the area on a 300-year-old family farm. The location hosts special events, a farm market, and offers genealogy resources.
Mystic Village Cinema 3 is an independently owned movie theater multiplex that shows a combination of first run Hollywood movies and art house, independent, and classic films. The venue also hosts live entertainment.
Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas is a combination of an independent cinema and a performing arts theater. Along with the showing of new independent films during the week, live theater and concerts are held during the performance season.
Devoted to the study, appreciation and protection of marine life, the Mystic Aquarium features a bevy of exhibits and programs for all ages. It includes a children's touch tank, docent-guided tours and dozens of fascinating and beautiful marine species.
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The second-oldest wooden vessel in the United States, the Charles W. Morgan is a retired whaling ship that now resides at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. It is the oldest surviving whaling ship in the world.
The Freedom Schooner Amistad in Mystic, Connecticut is a wooden ship built in honor of the slave ship Amistad, which experienced a mutiny while transporting slaves between the United States and the Carribbean. The Freedom Schooner Amistad is dedicated to fostering goodwill and respect between all races.
A haven for devotees of handcrafted wooden boats, the Mystic Seaport is a charming port in Connecticut. It features rental slips, a museum, shops and a working repair yard. It is also the venue for Mystic's annual wooden boat show.