Touro Synagogue

72 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840- Map It
Phone: (401) 847-4794

AAA Editor Notes

Touro Synagogue is at 72 Touro St. Built in 1763, the oldest Jewish house of worship in the nation—and the only one to survive from Colonial times—is said to be one of America's most architecturally distinguished buildings of the 18th century. Designed by Peter Harrison, the Georgian structure has a simple, almost austere exterior that contrasts with a graceful interior adorned with brass candelabras, hand-carved paneling, balustrades and 12 Ionic and Corinthian columns.
$12; $10 (ages 65+); $8 (students and military with ID); free (ages 0-12).
Hours: Guided tours on the half-hour Sun.-Fri. 10-3:30, July-Aug; Sun.-Fri. 10-1:30, Sept.-Oct.; Sun.-Fri. noon-1:30, May-June; Sun. noon-1:30, rest of year. No tours on Jewish holidays. Loeb Visitor Center Sun.-Fri. 9:30-4, July-Aug.; Sun.-Fri. 9:30-2, Sept.-Oct.; Sun.-Fri. 11:30-2, May-June; Sun. 11:30-2, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.