Edith Wharton at Newport: 2000
Newport Historical Society Tours

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Friday, 23 June 2000

Walking Tour: Catherine/Kay/Old Beach Neighborhood, $10/person.

A Newport Historical Society guide will lead you on a guided tour of the Newport of Edith Wharton's youth. This is the Newport known to the Jameses, to Longfellow, Emerson, and Charles Eliot Norton. Tour leaves from the Newport Art Museum and lasts about one hour. Shuttle buses from Salve Regina will be available.

Bus Tour: Ocean Drive, $25/person.

An NHS guide will accompany you on a bus tour of the famous Ocean Drive. It will stop at but not enter Land's End and will pass by Pencraig Cottage on the ride. The bus will leave from Salve Regina and the tour lasts about one hour.

Note: Owing to the constraints of the schedule, you will not be able to do both tours in one day.

Saturday, 24 June 2000

Walking Tour: Cliff Walk, $10/person.

An NHS guide will lead you on an hour's tour of the Cliff Walk, from which venue you will be able to see most of the Gilded-Age mansions. The tour will leave from the campus of Salve Regina, and will last about an hour.

Bus Tour: Ocean Drive, $25/person.

See description above.

Note: The schedule can accommodate you on both tours offered on Saturday.