Great Friends Meeting House

Newport, RI, United States

The Great Friends Meeting House, built in 1699, is the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island. Quakers, as they were dubbed by their detractors, were the most influential of Newport’s numerous

The Great Friends Meeting House, built in 1699, is the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island. Quakers, as they were dubbed by their detractors, were the most influential of Newport’s numerous early congregations. They dominated the political, social, and economic life of the town into the 18th century, and their “plain style” of living was reflected in Newport’s architecture, decorative arts and early landscape.

Location & Direction

Newport Rhode Island Weather

Mostly cloudy

48°F

Newport

Mostly cloudy
Humidity: 76%
Wind: WNW at 7 mph
Saturday
Partly cloudy
45°F / 55°F
Sunday
Sunny
35°F / 58°F
Monday
Sunny
38°F / 70°F
Tuesday
Partly cloudy
47°F / 76°F

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