- 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.
Built in the mid-18th century, Casey Farm is a historic farm site that overlooks the scenic Narragansett Bay. The farm offers guided tours that visit the farmyard and cemetery located on-site where guests learn the history of the Casey family.
Built on Sandy Point in the 1850s, the Prudence Island Lighthouse is valued both as an historic place and a still-active signal light. Owned by the US Coast Guard, the building is open to visitors only by special arrangement.
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A Registered National Historic Landmark, the Gibert Stuart Museum, is located in the 1750's home of the famous painter of presidential portraits. The site features waterwheels, boat rentals for the 57-acre pond and walking trails.
Escobar's Highland Farm is a working farm open to the public. Its highlight is an 8 acre corn maze, which has a unique design each year, and visitors can also go on hayrides and explore a large pumpkin patch.
Kayaking enthusiasts count on Narrow River Kayaks for top-quality rental kayaks, safety gear, souvenirs and other accoutrements. The company also offers guided kayak tours of the Narrangansett Coast. Reeservations are recommended.
Green Animals Topiary Garden is the oldest in the United States having been started in 1912. Today there are more than 80 pieces of topiary, vegetable and herb gardens, orchards, and a Victorian house overlooking the bay.
The bucolic South Country Museum in Narrangansett, Rhode Island is a 7-acre institution located inside a public park. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of local life, with a special emphasis on the fishing industry.