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St. Mary's Catholic Church

12 Williams Street, 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 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02840-3307
+1 401-847-0475
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pastor Kris presents a wonderful DVD with live music & his humorous informative story of Jacqueline & JFK's Wedding. A real walk down memory lane. Also a great church to attend Sunday Mass!

Thank Marilyn V
RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at St. Mary's Catholic Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Marilyn. Our last presentation of "Return to Camelot - a Remembrance of the Kennedy Wedding" will be on October 24 at 3pm.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see where the Kennedy's were married. They have a picture of them after the wedding and a brief history of the party after the wedding.

Thank Marsha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been in this church, which someday I will attend. But what is so famous for this church is that Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy here. Later our future President and First Lady of the USA.

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son took me to Newport to see "Return to Camelot" at the beautiful St. Mary's Church which has magnificent stained glass windows from Austria and a newly restored organ. It was heavenly listening to the organist/vocalist play and sing the music that was used...More

Thank Madeline F
RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at St. Mary's Catholic Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of our "Return to Camelot" program. Presentations take place every Tuesday at 3pm, until October 24, 2017. They will resume again in July, 2018. All proceeds support the restoration of the magnificent Casavant organ and our acclaimed music program.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful Catholic Chutches in RI. The Kennedys got married here. Wear your Sunday best.

Thank Babboobabs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

'Return to Camelot' presentation was excellent. The narrator was great in taking us back in time. He brought life to the old photos and video, and interlaced the presentation with humor. Coupled with organist/vocalist it was entertaining and educational. It was well worth the price...More

Thank mtu72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Return to Camelot yesterday inside the church and it was so wonderful! The priest and staff were so lovely and informative and the 1 hour film and talk was so well done with lots of behind the scenes footage. We even received...More

Thank Keranda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most enjoyable. Learned additional details of JFK and Jackie. Viewed personal video footage of their wedding. Local and family details shared making this truly unique. Father Kris was candid and entertaining.

Thank Farmhouse147
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always look for the local Catholic church when visiting a new area and we found this beautiful church that also was home to the wedding of JFK and Jackie. Fr. Kris is an engaging celebrant with a message that left us talking about for...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited briefly. There was a funeral taking place. Nonetheless the interior is lovely. The stain glass windows are incredible. It is very bright and mostly white which juxtaposes so powerfully compared to the stone exterior. There is parking available.

Thank CapistranoBeach
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23 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
7 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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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