Ocean Drive Historic District: A Newport Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Are you looking for a discrete way to see Newport’s local secrets? Explore at your own pace with this affordable driving tour.
• Hear the rowdy Newport history of America’s famous and infamous on a mansion-packed drive from America’s Cup avenue past Fort Adams and the Cliff Walk houses of owners like Jay Leno
• Hear from producer Erin Egresitz, a professional tour guide with ten years of experience and, the owner of Rhody Rambles
• Take 45 minutes or linger along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before and after your booking date
• Use the virtual tour option at home
Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
The app displays directions to the starting point. When you, and your car, are in the right place, just tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.


This self-guided audio tour takes you down America's Cup Avenue, you'll hear about the area's lively shipping history.
The tour passes by the Whitehorne House Museum. You'll hear about the museum while you drive.
While driving past King Park, you'll hear about the monument to General Rochambeau.
You'll go through the Fort Adams entrance and see the venue for JFK's wedding reception.
While passing Fort Adams, Newport's best festival venue, you'll hear about Eisenhower's summer residency house when he was president.
The tour takes you past Brenton Point State Park. You'll hear about the park while you drive.
While passing the Monument to Portuguese Discover, you'll hear about it's design and the history of the land it stands upon.
The tour passes by Rough Point, you'll hear about the magnificent mansion while you drive.
The tour passes by Belcourt of Newport. You'll hear about the mansion while you drive.
The tour passes by the historic Marble House. You'll hear about the home while you drive.
The tour pass by Rosecliff, another of Newport's glorious mansions.
Drive past or stop by as I tell you about Newport's largest house, with a square-footage that has to be measured in acres rather than feet.
The tour passes by Ochre Court. You'll hear about the court while you drive.
While passing by, you'll hear about the house that is the headquarters for the Newport Preservation society, which operates ten homes for public visitation.
The tour pass by The Elms. You'll hear about The Elms while you drive.
The tour passes by Kingscote. You'll hear about it while you drive.
Most of the tour takes place in Ocean Drive Historic Distric. You'll hear about the gorgeous architecture that populates the area.


Lifetime access to this tour in English
VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata


Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink

Additional Information

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.