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Newport and the Stamp Act Riots: A Family-Friendly Tour & Hands-on Activity
August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$15 – $20
In August 1765, a group of Newporters organized a riot that turned leading citizens against each other and set Rhode Island on a path to rebellion against Great Britain. This tour explores what happened on those fateful summer days and offers a glimpse into life in colonial Newport on the eve of revolution.
This family-friendly walking tour concludes at the Museum of Newport History where participants can “Quill” their name to paper pledging their allegiance to Liberty or remaining Loyal to the Crown. Reproduction quill and paper provided. Quill kits can be purchased at the Museum of Newport History’s gift shop.
Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active-duty military, and $10 for kids ages 5-12. This walking tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes.