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  • Newport, Rhode Island Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue Newport, RI: Services, Tours, and Special Events

Steeped in history and rich traditions, Touro Synagogue, is the oldest synagogue in the United States and remains an active place of worship today. Built with exquisite beauty and design by British architect and Rhode Island resident, Peter Harrison, Touro is one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America and a designated National Historic Site. Guided tours of the Synagogue tell the history from its founding during colonial times to the present day. Visit the Loeb Visitors Center to see fascinating exhibits about the historic role Touro had in helping to form the foundations of religious freedoms enjoyed in the United States today. Touro Synagogue also hosts life events and milestones such as weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs within its stunning architecture.

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Prices

Adults: $ 12, Seniors: $ 10, Students, Military, National Trust Members, and National Park Service Pass Holders: $8, Children 12 and under: free
 

Hours

Hours vary per season. In-season Synagogue tours are every half hour, starting at 11 am, with the last tour at 1:30 pm.
 

Events

  • George Washington Letter Reading
  • Jazz Fest Shabbat
  • Weddings & Special Events
  • Shabbat Evening/Morning Services
 
 

Activities

  • Tours
  • Visitor Center
  • Torah Study
  • Services
  • Bar Mitzvahs
  • Weddings
  • Lunch and Learning
 

Map/Directions

FAQs

  • How do I schedule a group tour of Touro Synagogue?

    Tickets for group tours of Touro Synagogue must be purchased at the Loeb Visitors Center, the Gateway Visitors Center, Bowen's Wharf Pilot House, or the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau. You may purchase same-day tickets or book in advance for in-season tours at $4 per student and $8 per adult. Off-season tours are limited, please inquire within. For more info, email [email protected] or call 401-847-4794 x207 to make a reservation.
  • How long is a typical service at Touro Synagogue?

    Typically, a Friday evening Shabbat service lasts just under an hour beginning at sundown. A Saturday morning Shabbat service lasts for about two and a half hours followed by Kiddush. High Holidays and other events vary in length, anywhere from one hour to three hours.
 

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