| In the heart of Newport’s best known Irish-American neighborhood, visitors will learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present and of the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent.
Interpretive Center exhibits are organized around several key aspects of life in the local Irish community and include maps, photographs, video, and artifacts, including some from the construction of Fort Adams, were built with Irish immigrant labor.
The Center opened to the public in June, 2011.
648 Lower Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
(just south of Narragansett Avenue)
Phone: (401) 848-0661 (seasonal)
Phone: (401) 847-7201
St. Patrick Day stuff
March 2016 / Newport Irish Heritage Month
Click Shamrock for Irish Heritage Month Events
Special Hours for Irish Heritage Month:
Noon to 4 pm on these seven days:
Saturday, March 5
Friday, March 11 - Saturday, March 12* - Sunday, March 13
Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, March 20.
* St. Patrick's Parade Day
2016 Season Schedule
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, Noon - 5pm (Closed Mon-Wed)
Opening Day: Saturday, May 28
Closing Day: Sunday, October 30
Group and off-season tours by appointment.
Admission: By Donation.
MNIH Members / children under 16 free
Parking: Free behind building, accessed via Narragansett Ave
On-street parking free.
Contact: Interpretative Center Manager, Mike Slein
Please email or phone Mike for information.
Phone: (401) 847-7201.