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Our Summer Season is between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend (daily schedule announced each May). During the Summer Season, the NMAI is open on a general admissions basis without a need for reservation. See below for current hours. Schedule is subject to change.

The Museum is open year-round by advance reservation of private VIP tours (minimum of 4 persons). For Admissions Information and Reservations, telephone 401-851-8949, ext. 18.


OFF SEASON HOURS
Labor Day - Memorial Day Weekend

The NMAI will be closed for the balance
of the Off Season



SUMMER SEASON HOURS
Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day

Guided Tour:
Fridays: 3:00pm

Self Guided:
Thursdays: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fridays: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturdays: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sundays: 11:00am - 5:00pm




ADDITIONAL HOURS

In addtion to regular hours, the NMAI is open year round for Private VIP Tours, and Private Founder's Tours by advance reservation. To schedule or to inquire, please call 401-851-8949 ext. 18.

 

 

 

 

 

* Please call ahead for Holiday hours, Schedule is subject to change

ADMISSION RATES

Adults
$18
Seniors (60+) / Military
$16
Groups (6 visitors or more)
$15
Students
$12
Children 5 to 12 yrs
*Children under 5 not admitted
$8










AAM and NEMA Members..................... Gratis


PARKING

FREE parking is available for automobiles, buses, motorcycles and bicycles opposite our main gate on Victoria Avenue.


GROUP TOUR

Group Tour rates are $15 per person. A minimum of four (4) persons is required for the group rate. Bus tours are welcome. Frequently, other visitors are appended to Group Tours at the individual admission fee rate ($18). Group Tours must specify in advance if they would like the tour to be exclusive of other visitors.

We require that Group Tours make advance reservations by Telephone, Fax, or Email.
All Group Tours are accommodated at the discretion of the Admissions Office and require deposits in advance.


PRIVATE VIP TOUR
Admissions

With advance reservations, a Museum Docent gives a private tour of the Museum. These customized, extended tours are each tailored to your specific needs. Whether it be schedule sensitive, or a subject matter you wish to delve into more thoroughly, VIP Tours are arranged to your specific requests. Such VIP Tours are offered at $100 per person with a four (4) person minimum required.

For reservations by telephone: 401-851-8949 x18

For reservations by email: art@americanillustration.org

Please leave a message, which provides:

  • Name and home address of person making reservation(s)
  • Number of Visitors attending the VIP Tour
  • Email address
  • Date and time of visit requested

Please note that a credit card, Visitor name(s), and contact information is required to hold reservations.

Admission fees must be paid by credit card, check, or cash, in advance.

'No shows' will be billed at the full VIP Tour rate for each person.

If at least two weeks in advance notice is given to cancel a VIP Tour, the tour date can be rescheduled within three months of its previously booked date at no additional charge.

 

PRIVATE FOUNDER'S TOUR
Admissions

A private Founder's Tour is given by one or both Founders of the NMAI by advance reservation. This customized tour is tailored to the specific needs and wishes of the Visitor(s). Founder's Tours are arranged to your schedule and interests in addition to whatever the Founder feels may be of especial interest to the Visitor(s). Founder's Tours are offered at $250 per person without a minimum number of visitors required.

For reservations by telephone: 401-851-8949 x18

For reservations by email: art@americanillustration.org

Please leave a message, which provides:

  • Name and home address of person making reservation(s)
  • Return telephone and/or cellular number
  • Email address
  • Date and time of visit requested

 

 

 

Please note that a credit card, Visitor name(s) and number(s) is required to hold reservations.

Admission fees must be paid by credit card, check, or cash, in advance.

'No shows' will be billed at the full Founder's Tour rate for each person.

If at least four weeks in advance is given to cancel a Founder's Tour, the tour date can be rescheduled within three months of its previously booked date at no additional charge.

 

ADMISSION PROCESS
Admissions

Tickets may be purchased upon arrival at the NMAI by cash, check or all major credit cards.

Checks should be made payable to the American Civilization Foundation, our IRS approved 501 (C) 3 organization; a nonprofit, independent, educational and aesthetic organization which operates and administers the Museum. All proceeds support the NMAI's efforts to protect, preserve and exhibit American illustration art in perpetuity.

Admissions Office
The National Museum of American Illustration
Vernon Court
492 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

T: 401.851.8949 ext. 18
F: 401.851.8974
E: art@americanillustration.org


The NMAI is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, New England Museum Association, Museum Store Association, National Association for Olmsted Parks, and the Attractions Council of Newport County.

The NMAI is not a federal government organization, but exists due to the benevolence of its founders and others, and with support from people like you. It is a private, nonprofit organization which shares its art collection with the public whenever possible and at its sole discretion.