National Museum of American Illustration

492 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, RI 02840- Map It
(401) 851-8949

AAA Editor Notes

National Museum of American Illustration is at 492 Bellevue Ave. Situated in Vernon Court, an opulent Gilded Age 1898 mansion surrounded by 3 acres of formal gardens, the museum focuses on illustration artwork created for reproduction in books, periodicals and other print media. Featured artists include J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth. An 8-minute film introduces visitors to the original works in the collection. An adjacent 3-acre garden designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1884 provides a park-like setting. Proper dress is required. Time: Allow 45 minutes minimum.
$18 (ages 13-59); $16 (60+ and military with ID); $12 (students with ID); $8 (ages 5-12). Under age 5 not admitted.
Hours: Guided tours are offered Fri. at 3 throughout the year. Museum open Thurs.-Sun. 11-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Fri. 11-5, rest of year. Closed major holidays.