The Oscar goes to.........The Newport Film & Celebrity Tour!


A gala at Rosecliff, from the film "True Lies"

Imagine gazing up close at the doorway that "The Great Gatsby" (Robert Redford) entered, or driving down Bellevue Avenue just as Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra did in "High Society," or seeing the very place that Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped in on in "True Lies".

Grace Kelly picks up Frank Sinatra in "High Society"


Tammy Fasano at the Visitors' Center, the start of the tour

Newport's romance (and collaboration) with Hollywood and the film industry is long and storied, and tour creator Tammy Fasano has created a unique tour into the making of films in Newport that is both informational and experiential.
Directors like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, and Wes Anderson have long flocked to Newport as a filming destination, and this tour is designed to see the fabled city "From the Director's chair."

Neil Patrick Harris in Newport!

The Film & Celebrity Tour starts here

Tourists board a specially designed van (complete with popcorn and

bottled water)  at the Discovery Center for a ride that shows yet another "Hidden Newport."


Stars shooting in Newport in May 2016

Newport Seen took this tour as filming for "The Discovery", starring Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara was just winding up in town , and what a trip it was.  The riders not only  learned about the films' locations, but saw clips of the movies on a large screen at the front of the van. You are there!

Amistad filmed in Newport

Beginning with "Amistad", which altered the face of Newport's historic Washington and Queen Anne Squares to 18th century, then on to  historic Trinity Church, which was filmed for "Moonrise Kingdom", and the all-over-town locations for "Mr. North".  Ochre Court's grounds were filmed with artificial snow for "True Lies", and  Joaquin Phoenix sat dejectedly in Fastnet Pub. Doris Duke's Rough Point was the location for the TV film "Bernard & Doris", and a trip to Brenton Point, which was the seascape for the  America's Cup epic "Wind" and the road for "Me, Myself and Irene."

Anthony Edwards about, and around Newport!

Gazing at Marble House in period dress

With an engaging dialogue, Ms. Fasano makes the  trip both exciting and immediate.


The specially equipped Film & Celebrity Tour van


A water and popcorn break on Ocean Drive, Brenton Point.  Beth Casey points out the view

Joe & Cindy Perea from California, Beth Casey, Bob Carpenter & tour guide Tammy Fasano

Actress Mina Suvari

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Images courtesy of NewportFilm&Celebrity Tour and by Newport Seen


The Newport Film & Celebrity Tour runs on weekends from downtown Newport. For tickets and information, go to


Mr & Mrs. John F. Kennedy leaving St. Mary's Church, Newport


Cutting the wedding cake at Hammersmith Farm


JFK Takes John John boating on Narragansett Bay


X Files mentioned Rhode Island and Newport, with David Duchovny


America'a Cup 12 Meter Yacht races were filmed for "Wind"

President Barack Obama on Ocean Drive

Jim Carrey in "Me, Myself & Irene" on Ocean Drive



Tiger Woods played at Newport Country Club

Steve Carell recsiving a ticket on Ocean Drive in "Dan in Real Life"


George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival


Anthony Edwards coaches tennis at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in "Mr. North"

A crowd in Washington Square, from "Amistad"

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong sings "High Society" in












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