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Touro Synagogue

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:30
Open today: 10:00 - 13:30
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This was a profound and moving experience.

This was my second visit to Touro and once again I was so moved by the experience. The guide was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Fascinating tour of Touro

Whether you're Jewish or not, this is a must-see in Newport. The "tour" is really more of a seated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
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72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2931
+1 401-847-4794
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2006

Touro is the oldest synagogue in America. It is filled with Jewish history and a great example of religious freedom in Rhode Island when it was founded in the 1760s. Tours are offered every day but Saturday--check the time because it changes with the seasons....More

9  Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

$12 per person for adults. Kids are free. There is very, very little parking available. The grounds are pleasant and the surrounding neighborhood is from 1700s and 1800s. Very charming area.

4  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second visit to Touro and once again I was so moved by the experience. The guide was so informative. The history of our country and Rhode Island is encapsulated in the history of The Touro Synagogue

Thank kathyandkevindelaney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you're Jewish or not, this is a must-see in Newport. The "tour" is really more of a seated presentation about the history of the synagogue and Jewish community in Newport. Very glad we visited and something we won't forget!

Thank Pasquali56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit to learn about early Jewish History and contributions in the US. The Building in a prime example of why we need to preserve our history.

Thank TravelsCT
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Visiting this place will not take you long time. If you do not attend a service you will be permitted entering the Synaogue on tour only. The tour costs $12. Keep it in mind that the last one starts at 1:30pm and no tours are...More

1  Thank Elle_Ventrouge
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Of course we had to go, it's in the National Parks Passport. We were lucky to find a close by parking spot. Whet into the Loeb Visitors Center & got our tickets & passport stamp, ask for it, it isn't out. There is a welcoming...More

1  Thank Kitsaattheshore
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The synagogue is very unique. The Touro Synagogue was built in 1763 and is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the...More

1  Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You can take as much or as little time as you want. There's a very short introductory film, and you can wander the museum before and/or after the tour of the synagogue itself. There isn't much walking, so it's suitable for those who have trouble...More

Thank lorricb42
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Take the tour. Well worth it as it only takes about a half hour It is the oldest standing Synagogue in the United States Learn all about the history and the people who were part of it

Thank PeterLongIsland
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The oldest standing Jewish Synagogue in the nation is in Newport, R. I. They have tours throughout the week for$12 and $10 seniors. The tour is educational with a short video at the beginning. The building is very well preserved and taken care of. It...More

Thank 41sallyannec
Reviewed 20 September 2018

its worth taking the short tour of this american jewish treasure. the new visitors center is lovely.

Thank risagrimaldi g
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3 June 2018|
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Response from 732lynettek | Reviewed this property |
We drove to the synagogue as part of a day trip from Providence. We bought the tour on arrival. Make sure you check the website and go when it’s open!
25 April 2017|
Response from bobbiew264 | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Meryle C | Property representative |
Yes we are open for tours on Sunday, January 15th from 12-2 with the last tour at 1:30. Our visitors center opens at 11:30 and closes at 2:30. Entrance fees range from $8-$12 with no charge for children 13 and younger.