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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 3 days ago

This church is very pretty and definitely worth a visit. Plenty of street parking in the area. We happened to stop during a wedding rehearsal. Weddings are extremely popular here because of the history. Need to see it.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mass here and we're greeted by a very friendly man who showed us to JFKs and Jackies pew. The restored organ was super to listen to and they had a very impressive choir.

Thank winifredholden
Reviewed 1 week ago

My elderly Mom had been looking so much forward to visiting and seeing this church where her heroes John F. and Jackie Kennedy were married, but... the church turned out to be closed. And even though there were people/employees present in the church, there was...More

1  Thank KSHolm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the neighborhood on a Tuesday afternoon don't miss the special presentation entitled "Return to Camelot- a Remembrance of the Kennedy Wedding" featuring historical footage of the wedding that took place in the church. The presentation included the actual wedding music and...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Pretty but fairly average mock gothic church. beautiful pews and average stain glass work. Famous as the church where JFK got married. Worth popping in for that.

2  Thank crawfie
Reviewed 4 May 2017

St. Mary's is an old and beautiful church. John F. Kennedy was married here. When in Newport, I attend morning mass as well as on Sat. or Sunday. Definitely a place to visit.

1  Thank travelqueen522
Reviewed 27 April 2017

interesting history, especially for one who grew up w/the image of President Kennedy. Beautiful windows, especially when the sun shone through. Sorry we missed Easter services.

2  Thank allisonmangels
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have attended mass several times during our visit to Newport. Do drop by to view this historical Newport church.

1  Thank TravelRalphy
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church with an amazing music ministry. They are finishing up installation of their pipe organ. I can't wait to return and see it.

2  Thank NJMKtravels
Reviewed 4 April 2017

As a follower of everything to do with Jacqueline Kennedy, it was a nice surprise to see the placate outside stating the Kennedys were married at St, Mary's. Beautiful old Church. priest had a lovely Irish brogue.

2  Thank LadyDi
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Elysia P
Do the 2 bedroom cabins with shared bath share with another unit? Or just shared between the 2 bedrooms?
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
How much is the performance and where do you get tickets?
6 July 2015|
Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the St. Mary's Soup Kitchen and Music Program. Tickets are available at the Newport Visitors Center and Bowens Wharf or on line at Return to Camelot.
Eugenia C
Hi! I will be in Newport for the weekend of May 16 and need to attend mass, how far is St. Mary' s Church from the Hyatt Hotel in Goat Island? Thank you!!!
30 April 2015|
Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
St. Mary's is in downtown Newport at Spring Street and Memorial Blvd. The Hyatt Hotel has regular shuttle service to downtown. Masses are Sunday mornings and weekdays at 7:30am. Each Tuesday at 3pm, St. Mary's is open for... More