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Island Tour to the Jamestown Windmill—Closed

Approximately 90 minutes. Review prime land that was fire-cleared and farmed by the Narragansett Indians before there were colonies. In 1657, a group of Newporters bought Conanicut Island from the Indians for their own farms and set aside space for the Town of Jamestown. Passing a few of these farms that are still in operation, we will see some with homes dating back to the late 1600s. Located between two significant farms is the 1787 windmill that provided critical service for more than 100 years. Marvel at its early wooden gear technology compared to the modern behemoths that power communities today. Finally winding our way back to the dock along the East Shore, we will be in the neighborhood where Privateer Thomas Paine protected Pirate Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. Board our new, comfortable touring shuttle at the East Ferry Dock and relax during the ride to the windmill, while listening to descriptive narratives. Take a break for photos, a short walk or exploring the windmill. Monday through Thursday–Noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday–2:00 p.m.

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01
18th Annual Newport Wedding Show

Please visit our booth at the Newport Wedding Show and find out about Jamestown Newport Ferry and the Coastal Queen charter services on Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Rosecliff Mansion at 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Host your wedding, shower event, engagement party on the Coastal Queen. Just need water transportation? We have plenty of boats in the fleet to get your guests where they need to go. Jamestown Newport Ferry provided the elegant transportation for Jennifer Lawrence's rehearsal dinner on Rose Island this year.

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RI Bridal & Wedding Expo 2020

Turn your dream wedding into a reality. Visit the Jamestown Newport Ferry booth and find out how to host your event aboard the Coastal Queen. We also offer specialized water transportation if you are just looking to get your guests back and forth to a Newport location. Visit the Rhode Island Convention Center on March 8, 2020, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. See you there!

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31
Newport Folk Festival 2020

Beat the crowds and get your Jamestown Newport Ferry tickets early. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages of music, food & crafts, two beer & wine gardens and a number of displays. The festival runs rain or shine.

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