Museum of Newport History
South profile and front elevation, 2008
|Architectural style||Georgian architecture|
|Governing body||Newport Historical Society|
|NRHP Reference #||66000019|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||October 9, 1960|
The Museum of Newport History is a history museum in the Old Brick Market building in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It is owned and operated by the Newport Historical Society at 127 Thames Street on Washington Square.
The Brick Market was built in 1762 by Peter Harrison, in the colonial Georgian style. As a traditional British style market house (like Boston's Faneuil Hall), the building's first level was an open-air arcade that served as a marketplace for various goods.
Currently, the building houses a museum detailing Newport's history from pre-colonial times to the present. Exhibits include the lens of the Ida Lewis Rock Light. Norman Isham, a prominent historical restorationist, restored the Market between 1926 and 1932.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Newport County, Rhode Island
- Bellevue Avenue Historic District
- Newport Historic District (Rhode Island)
- Ocean Drive Historic District
- Ochre Point-Cliffs Historic District
- Media related to Newport Historic District at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. RI-276, "Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, Newport, Newport County, RI", 3 photos, supplemental material