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St. Mary's Catholic Church

12 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3307
+1 401-847-0475
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A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish where the Kennedys were married. Each Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, "Return to Camelot" to re-live the special day of September 12,1953 when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy. Watch vintage film clips and listen to a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony and reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie's summer home in Newport.
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12 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3307
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"beautiful music"
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"pipe organ"
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"sunday mass"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

It is here where Jackie married Jack and an American Camelot began. While this is not a huge church it is a very elegant one, there is a parking lot next door, get there early for mass and enjoy the building

Thank William H
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Beautiful Church - friendly and welcoming. We visited here on a Sunday morning . The singing was lovely .

Thank _grandiferry
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

This beautiful stone church in the heart of Newport is famous for hosting the wedding of President and Mrs John F Kennedy. It is a beautiful church

Thank Cynthanny
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

When we travel we look for a local parish for Sunday Mass. St. Mary's is a beautiful older Church with small numered wooden pews but such a warm Pastor and beautiful Choir. On the eve of the New Year the Pastor gave a very nice...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

I was in Newport 25 years ago on a bus tour. We just drove past this church where John and Jackie Kennedy got married. I wished we had stopped to look inside then because at that time I never thought I would visit Newport again....More

Thank TravellerKitchener
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Jackie & JFK's Newport Wedding.. re-live that special day.. September 12, 1953 You also can tour the church which is a National Historic Landmark... We were lucky to attend one of the last 3 "tours" in October 10 2017. Certainly worth the 15.00 ticket/donation to...More

Thank Parisme3
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Beautiful church in the center of town. The Kennedy’s were married here. Not really what I visualized for their wedding as it is not a storybook location.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I wanted to see St. Mary's Church because John F. & Jacqueline Kennedy were married there. The interior is gorgeous, especially the stained glass windows and the altar. It is great to feel the history of the place. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Hexy
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Awesome presentation by St. Mary’s priest. Very organized well thought out video. Yusha’s interview and verbatim was classical. Beautiful well preserved church. Bucket list item unexpected.

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

In Newport you can find this historical event 12 September 1953, then senator Jack Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier here.

Thank Raimund C
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acklein
July 23, 2017|
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Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
During the summer, the church is only open on Tuesday's from 3-4pm for the return to Camelot program and on Sundays at 3pm for an organ recital. Thank you for your interest
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Rescue4paws
July 7, 2017|
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Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
Due to security and safety concerns, the church is only open during mass times, for the Sundays in Summer afternoon organ concerts at 3pm and the Return to Camelot - a remembrance of the Kennedy wedding - each Tuesday at 3pm... More
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Elysia P
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Response from rhodyjan | Reviewed this property |
St. Mary's is a Catholic Church. Not a cabin or hotel
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