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Ghosts of Newport plumbs the depths of Newport’s history and reveals a host of chilling tales in which fact and folklore intertwine.
Today’s Newport attracts countless visitors from around the world; its streets are alive with art, culture, wealth and beauty. Yet the city harbors echoes of a dark and turbulent past, including a variety of haunted sites: the Jailhouse Inn, Astor’s Beechwood, the White Horse TavernAmerica’s oldest tavernand many more. These stories show a side of Newport that history books alone could never tell, and help you peer past the city’s gilded façade to discover dark secrets sure to spook and surprise.
About the Author
John T. Brennan is a writer, photographer, and tour guide for the Ghost Tours of Newport company’s Scoundrels of Newport tour and the Carved in Stone Cemetery tour. His articles and photographs have been published with the West Greenwich Gazette, the News Print, Night Beat and Medium, the Newport Daily News, Newport Life magazine and Pineapple Post. Brennan has also been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Secrets of Haunted New England” series.
Table of Contents
Prudence, Patience, Hope and Despair 9
Last in Peace 46
Great Gilded Ghosts 62
Legendary Newport 88
Spirit Guide to Newport and Vicinity 125
About the Author 127