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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 2 days ago

This beautiful stone church in the heart of Newport is famous for hosting the wedding of President and Mrs John F Kennedy. It is a beautiful church

Thank Cynthanny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we travel we look for a local parish for Sunday Mass. St. Mary's is a beautiful older Church with small numered wooden pews but such a warm Pastor and beautiful Choir. On the eve of the New Year the Pastor gave a very nice...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I was in Newport 25 years ago on a bus tour. We just drove past this church where John and Jackie Kennedy got married. I wished we had stopped to look inside then because at that time I never thought I would visit Newport again....More

Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Jackie & JFK's Newport Wedding.. re-live that special day.. September 12, 1953 You also can tour the church which is a National Historic Landmark... We were lucky to attend one of the last 3 "tours" in October 10 2017. Certainly worth the 15.00 ticket/donation to...More

Thank Parisme3
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Beautiful church in the center of town. The Kennedy’s were married here. Not really what I visualized for their wedding as it is not a storybook location.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I wanted to see St. Mary's Church because John F. & Jacqueline Kennedy were married there. The interior is gorgeous, especially the stained glass windows and the altar. It is great to feel the history of the place. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Hexy
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome presentation by St. Mary’s priest. Very organized well thought out video. Yusha’s interview and verbatim was classical. Beautiful well preserved church. Bucket list item unexpected.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

In Newport you can find this historical event 12 September 1953, then senator Jack Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier here.

Thank Raimund C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Whenever I am in Newport, I look forward to attending Mass at St. Mary's. It is a Gothic Revival jewel - somewhat like a mini-cathedral (it seats 700). The Austrian stained glass windows are exquisite, and the sound of the organ resonates the special beauty...More

Thank NYCvet
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This was a very program. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. The church is beautiful. Very nice time reminiscing about our past.

Thank Linda H
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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
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