Off-Season Hours

Labor Day – Memorial Day Weekend
Fridays: 11AM–5PM
Guided Tour at 3PM

Summer Season Hours

Memorial Day Weekend — Labor Day
Thursday – Sunday: 11AM–5PM
Guided Tours: Fridays at 3PM
Please call ahead to verify hours during holidays and inclement weather. Schedule is subject to change.

Group, Private VIP, and Founder's Tours
may be scheduled by advance reservation
Monday through Thursday

Please call ahead for holiday hours. Schedule is subject to change.
See Tours page for additional information.


Please click here to view our Group Tour options.

Admission Rates
Adults $20
Seniors (60+) / Military $18
Groups (6 visitors or more) $17
Students $14

Children (5 to 12 yrs)

Children under 5 not admitted

Audio Tour is included with the price of Admission


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

Admission Process

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
f: 401.851.8974

The NMAI is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and New England Museum Association.

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.