Class and Leisureat America's First ResortNewport, Rhode Island1870-1914

Negotiating Class through Leisure
Learn more about class relations and leisure consumption patterns in Newport at the turn of the century.
Newport Map, 1700s; Newport by John P. Newell; Ocean House Hotel

From Religious Haven to Popular Destination
Newport evolved from a haven for different religious groups into a popular destination for people of all classes.

Newport Maps
Newporters and summer visitors frequented different parts of town. View maps of Newport's beaches, parks, and architecture.

Kay Davis, University of Virginia, © 2001