The first Jewish immigrants reached the West Indies in 1658, but it took them nearly a century to build a proper synagogue, at the instigation of their leader, Isaac Touro. Touro Synagogue is now the oldest of the country. Located on a quiet street, the building was designed by architect Peter Harrison and happily combines Georgian with Jewish Sephardic traditions.
Address:82 Touro Street Newport
guided tour Jul-Oct: Sun-Fri tours every 30min 10am-3.30pm (1.30pm in Sep-Oct); May-Jun: Sun-Fri-noon, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm; rest of year: Sun-noon, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm - closed Sat, Bank Hols and Jewish hols