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 sunny

76°F

Newport

Mostly sunny
Humidity: 71%
Wind: WNW at 11 mph
Monday
Mostly cloudy
65°F / 83°F
Tuesday
Thunderstorms
66°F / 87°F
Wednesday
Thunderstorms
72°F / 83°F
Thursday
Thunderstorms
71°F / 90°F

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