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 clear

67°F

Newport

Mostly clear
Humidity: 88%
Wind: NNW at 7 mph
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy
67°F / 83°F
Thursday
Thunderstorms
71°F / 81°F
Friday
Thunderstorms
71°F / 81°F
Saturday
Thunderstorms
68°F / 80°F

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