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Touro Synagogue

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The Breakers

Both Touro Synagogue and The Breakers are praised by professionals. Overall, The Breakers scores significantly higher than Touro Synagogue. The Breakers has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 5 reviews including Frommer's, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Both Touro Synagogue and The Breakers are praised by professionals. Overall, The Breakers scores significantly higher than Touro Synagogue. The Breakers has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 5 reviews including Frommer's, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
85
#6 in Newport
location

85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The oldest surviving synagogue in the country, Touro was dedicated in 1763 and its simple exterior and elegant interior remain virtually unchanged. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This is the oldest existing synagogue in the United States, dating from 1763. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Designed by Peter Harrison (architect of the Athenaeum and King's Chapel, Boston), this synagogue is the finest example of 18th-century Georgian architecture in Newport. Full Review →

  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    Oldest synagogue in the United States.  Full Review →

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97
#1 in Newport

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840

  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If you have time to see only one of the cottages, make it this one. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    These former stables and carriage house belonging to their eponymous mansion now house a museum of Vanderbilt family memorabilia, restored carriages and a fascinating model railway. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Used as a summer retreat for the family of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Full Review →

  • Read all reviews →
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