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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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"the stained glass windows"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A jewel of a parish that served as the wedding church for JFK and Jackie as well as their parish during their frequent visits to Newport and the Summer White House. A very well thought out program has been put together by the parish priest...More

Thank Pedralbes74
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended a funeral Mass at St. Mary's and the church with its stained glass windows and dark wood paneling and pews was impressive as was the service and choir and priest.

Thank snuge48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended Sunday Mass and you can't help looking at all of the ornate elegant trim used throughout. BTW, this is the church that JFK and Jackie were married in. Worth a visit.

Thank mrclean111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it. Beautiful stained glass windows. Every Tuesday during the summer they have a video showing of jackie's wedding with a concert performance.

Thank Laurianne T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church that has a great history dating from the gilded age to the wedding of John Kennedy and Jacqueline. The stained glass windows are beautiful and they feature a program on the Kennedy wedding.

Thank nowpacking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly Catholic Church. It is very old and beautiful. Stain glass windows are exceptional. Sunday mass was inspiring. Very good homily.

Thank Ed D
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Beautiful historic church. The "old" church's marble, stained glass windows, and design were beautiful. John and Jackie Kennedy were married at this church. It was interesting to sit in the pew that they sat in - it is marked at the end. The church has...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Not the top of the line church but it is historic. I can imagine Newport's gilded age families attending to the services here.

Thank Ingrid M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

What a stunning church, I didn't learn until later that JFK and Jackie were married there. We went to mass, it is a very welcoming church.

1  Thank janmonahan
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

I guess I lucked-out going to this church for Sunday Mass. It was the closest Catholic church to the area that I was staying. The interior is gorgeous, gothic. I did not find out until after I left that it was the church in which...More

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acklein
24 July 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
8 July 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
15 September 2015|
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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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