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Postcards from Newport, Rhode Island

Pam went ashore in Newport, Rhode Island, during Eurodam’s call, and she took some beautiful photos. Many people say that Newport is one of the country’s most picturesque ports.

Newport was founded in 1639. In the 17th and early 18th centuries it was a major center of pirate activity. Today it is better known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport mansions.

Trinity Church is the oldest Episcopal parish in Rhode Island. This bell, perhaps the first that rang in a church in New England, is on display near the entrance to Trinity Church.

The Colony House, the fourth-oldest statehouse still standing in the United States, was built between 1736 and 1739 by Benjamin Wyatt. It served as the primary state house of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from its completion in 1739 until 1901, when the new state house in Providence was completed.

Touro Synagogue is the oldest surviving synagogue in North America and the only surviving synagogue building in the United States that dates to the Colonial era. It was built from 1759 to 1763 and was designated a National Historic Site in 1946.

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