Free Multi-Media Tour of the Griswold House Now Available
(Newport, RI - March 13, 2015) The Newport Art Museum invites the public to experience its flagship building, the historic John N.A. Griswold House, via a new multi-media tour. The tour, narrated by architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson, is now available at GriswoldHouseTour.org and can be viewed from any personal computer, tablet, smartphone, or mobile device. It takes online visitors through the Griswold House (exterior and interior, room by room) with vignettes showcasing the spaces and explaining the architecture, history, and overall significance of the building. The multi-media experience can enhance an onsite visit or allow an architectural enthusiast on the other side of the world to tour this historic landmark. The project was launched in 2014 in honor of the building's sesquicentennial. Its content was written by Newport Art Museum staff and photographed and designed by Born & Raised, a company based out of New York, NY. The Griswold House Multi-Media Tour was made possible by the support of the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.
A National Historic Landmark and an official project of Save America's Treasures, the John N.A. Griswold House (c. 1864) was architect Richard Morris Hunt's first major Newport commission and the quintessential example of Stick-Style (Modern Gothic) architecture. Built as a private summer residence for China Trade merchant and railroad magnet John N.A. Griswold and his family, it has been home to the Newport Art Museum since 1916. Visit NewportArtMuseum.org to learn more.