Friday, June 19, 2009

Freebies on Sun. & Mon. Only

Newport County residents and employees of the local hospitality industry will be eligible for free admission or other discounts at a number of local attractions during “Newport County Days” on Sunday and Monday. The event is sponsored by the Attractions Council of Newport County.

To receive the discount, visitors must show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or other identification with an address, or proof of hospitality employment, such as a business card, an employee ID or pay stub.

Free admission:

*Astors’ Beechwood mansion, 580 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 846-3772.
*Belcourt Castle, 657 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 846-0669.
* Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport. 841-0707.
* International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 849-3990.
* Museum of Newport History and Shop, Brick Market, 127 Thames St, Newport. 841-8770.
* Museum of Yachting, Fort Adams State Park. 847-1018.
* Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 848-8200. Sunday only; closed Monday.
* Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown. 846-2577.
* Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd.,
Newport. 324-6020.
*Newport mansions, which include The Breakers, The Breakers Stable & Carriage House (open Sunday only), Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House and Rosecliff; also Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth.
Ten percent discount at all Newport Mansions Stores. 847-1000.
* Free toursu International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., Newport. 848-5777.
* Tour at 1 p.m.Vineyards Sakonnet Vineyards, 162 Main Road, Little Compton. Ten percent off wine purchases. 635-8486.
* Greenvale Vineyard, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. Free tasting. 847-3777.
* Newport Vineyards & Winery, 909 East Main Road, Middletown. Free tour and tasting. 848-5161.
*Harbor tours u Amazing Grace Harbor Tours/Oldport Marine, America’s Cup Avenue, Newport. Free harbor tours. 847-9109.
* Sightsailing of Newport/ Bowen’s Wharf , Newport. Free sailing aboard the Schooner Aquidneck. 849-3333.
* Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd. Free carousel rides. 845-5599.
* Newport Grand, Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport. 500 reward points when signing up for a Grand Rewards Card. 849-5000.
* Ride the Jamestown Ferry to the Rose Island Lighthouse. Tickets are buy one, get one free; free admission to the lighthouse. 847-4242.

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