Tours for Small Groups

The Museum's adult tours have been reimagined to enable small groups and families to enjoy an inspiring and safe in-person guided tour.

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

Griswold House is a National Historic Landmark and an official project of Save America’s Treasures. Designed by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was completed in 1864 for John N.A. Griswold, a China Trade merchant and financier. This was Hunt’s first major commission in Newport and is the premier example of American Stick Style architecture. Hunt went on to design many of the grand cottages of Newport’s Gilded Age, including The Breakers, Marble House, and Ochre Court.

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. Carrying on the American Renaissance style of the late nineteenth century, the quiet classical details of the Cushing Gallery contrast with the slate roof, gables, and cross pieces of Griswold House.

The Gallery was enlarged in 1991 with the addition of the Nathalie Bailey Morris Gallery, the Sarah Rives Lobby, and state-of-the-art collections storage, enabling the Museum to expand and upgrade its collections and exhibitions, and to borrow important pieces from major museums across the country.

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

Discounted Small Group Tour Admission

Tour size is limited to 15 persons maximum.

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

$25 Guide Fee, additional

Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.


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.