Group Tours

Join us at the Museum for a guided tour designed to educate and inspire. 

Tours at the Newport Art Museum feature a unique blend of historic architecture and the history of Newport, along with 19th century and contemporary art on view in multiple galleries.

Learn about the John N. A. Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark and an official project of Save America’s Treasures, designed by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt in 1864. Hunt’s first major commission in Newport, the House is the premier example of American Stick Style architecture, and launched his long career designing grand cottages in Newport.

Across the Museum’s courtyard is another historic building, the Cushing Memorial Gallery. Designed by William Adams Delano, the Gallery opened in 1920 as a memorial to artist Howard Gardiner Cushing, one of the early members and most prominent supporters of the Art Association.

Housed in these beautiful buildings is a varied permanent collection and thought provoking changing exhibitions.

Tours last approximately 60 minutes, and are curated based on the interests of the group.

Discounted Group Admission Fees

FREE for Museum members
$7/Military and College Students
$5/Youth to age 18

$25 Guide Fee, additional (1 Docent : 10 guests)

Tours are limited to 30 persons.
Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.

Tour FAQ

Become a Member

Members enjoy free admission to the Museum and need only pay the Docent fee to enjoy a guided tour. Join today and save!


Payment to Newport Art Museum to be made by check or credit card for the pre-reserved number of guests on or before the day of your visit.


The Newport Art Museum has on-site parking in the front and back of the building.

Campus Accessibility

The Newport Art Museum's three-building campus includes the John N. A. Griswold House, the Cushing Memorial Gallery and the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, which houses our art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. All three buildings are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs, walking aids, children's strollers or service animals. Our south parking lot off Downing Street provides easy access to all Museum buildings and grounds. Ramps on the south side of the Griswold House and the north side of the Cushing Gallery are accessible via the south lot, and provide access to the Griswold Houses' automatic doors.