Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Galleries are subject to last-minute closings and changes.

Visitors to the museum during tournament week (July 5-13) will need a tournament ticket to access the site.

Museum Admission

Admission Price

Regular admission includes a self-guided tour of our 18 galleries and access to explore the six-acre site and Court Tennis Facility.

Museum Professionals admitted free of charge with valid AAM, NEMA, or business card.

ITHF Members

Free
Adult $13.00
Adult with Audio Tour (Free for Members) $16.00
Kids (16 & Under) Free
Grounds Pass $3.00
Audio Tour (Kids) $3.00
$2 Discounts (Senior 62+, Military, AAA, USTA, Students, Museum professionals) $11.00

 

 

Kids Free! 
Admission for kids ages 16 and under is generously underwritten by Sugarpova, a premium candy company owned by WTA star Maria Sharapova. Click here to learn more.

 

  

Grounds Pass

A Grounds Pass allows visitors to walk the beautifully manicured six-acre property and view the 13 grass courts, Court Tennis Facility, and the exterior architecture of the historic Newport Casino. Stationed throughout the grounds are several interpretative oval signs providing additional information about the historic site and history of tennis.

Audio Guides

The Museum offers a self-guided audio tour of the Museum. The tour covers the Museum, highlights from the collection, and the unique history of the Newport Casino. Interspersed throughout is commentary from our Hall of Famers. 
 
Guides currently offered in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.
 
The audio guides are available at the Admissions Desk.
 
Members Free; Non-members $3.00

Fact Sheets

The Museum provides fact sheets with information about the site, historic Newport Casino, and the history of tennis, including many interesting facts and anecdotes.  

Fact sheets are currently offered in English, Chinese, Swedish, French, German, Czech, Russian, Italian, Portugese, Japanese, Dutch, and Spanish.

Fact Sheets are available at the Admissions Desk or by clicking the links above. 

For Families

To provide an entertaining and educational experience for families and children, a scavenger hunt is available. The scavenger hunt allows visitors a fun way to explore the museum galleries and answer questions about the history of tennis and the historic Newport Casino. Prizes are awarded for successfully completing the scavenger hunt. Please ask for a copy at the Admissions Desk.

Group Visits

The Museum offers special group rates for parties of 10 or more. To secure a group rate you must make arrangements in advance.

For 2012 Group Tour Information and Rates, click here.

For LaForge Casino lunch menus, click $30 or $35.

To download an emailable or printable registration form, click here.

If you are interested in scheduling a group tour, please make reservations with Kelsey Dolan, Coordinator of Visitor Services, at least 30 days in advance. Kelsey can be reached at kdolan@tennisfame.com or (401) 849-3990.

Payment should be made in advance unless other arrangements have been made and confirmed. Large group visits may require a deposit. 

Payment Methods:
By check: Checks should be made payable to:
International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum 

194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840



By credit card: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Membership

Visitors are able to purchase an ITHF Membership on-site. The free admission for ITHF Members and 15%  discount in the gift shop will apply immediately. 

Visit our Membership area of the website to learn more about the benefits of membership and become an ITHF member now.

Information Research Center

The Information Research Center (IRC), located on the third floor of the museum, is home to a comprehensive collection of information related to the history of tennis and the Newport Casino. The library and archives hold more than 5,000 tennis-related books, periodicals, and published reference materials, tournament programs and media guides, a photographic collection of more than 300,000 images, and nearly 4,000 film and video elements. The Information Research Center is open to visitors Monday through Friday by appointment.

For additional information about fees and services, or to schedule an appointment to visit the IRC, please contact Meredith Miller, Librarian (mmiller@tennisfame.com), at 401-849-3990.

Gift Shop

After your visit, please stop by our Museum Gift Shop and browse our selection of books, apparel, and museum items inspired by our world-class collection of tennis memorabilia and images. The Gift Shop is open during regular museum hours. ITHF&M Members receive a 15% discount.

To visit our online shop now, click here.

  

Directions

The ITHF is housed in the historic Newport Casino located at 194 Bellevue Avenue and is easily accessible from all major destinations in downtown Newport.

For additional information on directions, click here.

Additional Information for Visitors

The Museum is located on the second floor. Elevator access is available.  

Small strollers are permitted throughout the Museum. Visitors are asked to leave their backpacks, large bags and tennis racquets on the ground floor near the Admissions Desk. The ITHF is not responsible for any items left at the Admissions Desk. 

Photography without flash is permitted in all the galleries unless otherwise noted. Flash photography, video, and the use of tripods are not permitted in the galleries.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds and eating and drinkingare not permitted in the galleries. 
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or set to a silent alert at all times. Please refrain from using cell phones in the galleries.

To avoid damage to our irreplaceable historical artifacts, please do not touch any of the objects, artwork, or exhibit cases in the Museum.  

Visiting Newport

For travel information on planning a trip to Newport, please visit the Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau webiste at www.GoNewport.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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