International Tennis Hall of Fame
The museum offers grounds passes to explore the 7-acre (3-hectare) property. You can take a self-guided audio tour of the museum, which provides exhibit highlights with commentary by Hall of Fame players. For those who’d like a more in-depth look at the collection, docent-led tours take place twice a day throughout the summer and on weekends in the fall and spring. The museum also provides fact sheets and even offers a scavenger hunt for families. Only a few guided tours (including self-driving itineraries) include the Hall of Fame, and they rarely include admission. Be prepared to visit independently.
Things to know before you go
- There’s no need to book tickets ahead of time, making this an excellent option for spontaneous travelers.
- Admission is free for kids under 12 years of age.
- The Hall of Fame complies with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and wheelchairs are available for use.
How to get there
The Hall of Fame is just off Memorial Boulevard on Bellevue Avenue. The easiest way to get there is to drive; street parking is available, or you can park in the paid Bellevue Gardens lot across the street. Another option is to ride the RIPTA trolley (#67 on the Yellow Line), which leaves from the Visitor Center every 20 minutes and stops outside the Hall of Fame entrance.
When to get there
The museum is open daily from April to December and closed on Tuesdays in January, February, and March. Hours are extended in the summer months. Avoid visiting during the annual Hall of Fame Open (in mid-July) when the museum is only open to tournament ticket holders.
Historic Newport Casino
The International Tennis Hall of Fame sits within the historic Newport Casino, a National Historic Landmark that first opened in 1880 as an elite social club. After undergoing an extensive restoration, the visually stunning Casino Theatre now hosts regular events, including performances by the dance, music, and theater arts programs at nearby Salve Regina University.