The 40 Steps, Newport, RI

By April 24, 2020Inside Rhody, RetroBlast

The 40 Steps is open daily from dawn to dusk.

The 40 steps is a beautiful landmark that is located right near the famous Newport Cliff Walk (at the east end of Narragansett Ave). This used to be one of the most popular hang out spots for the servants that worked at all of the Newport mansions during the Gilded Age.

Although the servants did not have much time off from work, they enjoyed themselves as much as they possibly could when they were given time off. They came down to The 40 Steps to dance, listen to music and take in the breathtaking views.

The 40 Steps was built in the early 1800’s, and was restored in the 1990’s, making them safer for more attractive for people to visit and take photos. The steps are made out of granite and were able to be restored due to donors who spent $3,000 each for their step.

Newport is one of the greatest destinations to visit, whether you are a Rhode Island resident or not. This is just one of the many waterfront spots that you should make a trip to when in Newport! If you are looking for a gorgeous place to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, there are not many as beautiful as this one. Remember to bring your camera!