Starting at 10am visit the Colony House and Washington Square for a morning of patriotic activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Throughout the day celebrate religious freedom and the First Amendment when more than a dozen houses of worship will be open to the public for tours. Learn how the building or the congregation that worships there symbolizes Newport’s commitment to freedom of religion and religious diversity.
The Newport Historical Society’s Great Friends Meeting House, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, and the Colony House, site of the first Roman Catholic mass in Rhode Island, will be open from 10am – 12pm.
Other participants include: Trinity Episcopal, Newport Congregational, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal, United Baptist, Community Baptist, Channing Unitarian, St. Joseph’s Catholic, Emmanuel Episcopal, and Touro Synagogue. More information is available at 4faiths.org.