- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The Touro Synagogue is the oldest Synagogue in the U.S. The Orthodox Jewish congregation has had ties to Newport since 1658, though their building wasn't completed until 1763.
One TripAdvisor user writes, "The tour guides are knowledgeable. [I] would recommend going the synagogue to anyone who is visiting Newport." Another TripAdvisor user who attended services says, "The men immediately welcomed me warmly and I was very moved to express my faith in such a place."
The Touro Synagogue is open for short tours from May to December, with hours varying by the month. Services are open to the public, but keep in Touro Synagogue is an Orthodox temple, so proper, conservative dress (no shorts or sleeveless garments) is required. Check out the synagogue's website for more information on tours and services.