The Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission (HCAC) seeks to assist the City in the efforts to preserve, protect and promote Newport's historic burying grounds.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes
Click here to read their most recent Annual Report
Use the links listed to explore more information about the commission and our historic sites
To find information about specific graves, visit: www.rihistoriccemeteries.org.
The Common Burial Ground dates to the 17th century and holds a large collection of colonial era headstones including the largest number of colonial African American headstones in the country. The predominantly African-American northern section of the cemetery is known as "God's Little Acre", For more information about God's Little Acre visit: www.colonialcemetery.com
For information about any related topic, contact the Newport Historical Society.
The HCAC can be reached at: email@example.com or by contacting the Building and Grounds Supervisor for the city at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HCAC features 7 members appointed to three year terms.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room at the Newport Police Department
43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5300 (M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
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