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Experience the Newport Harbor atmosphere. Join us in the Aloha Cafe for good food, visit the Chapel of the Sea, and the Mariners’ Library, or stay overnight in our newly renovated and comfortably appointed state rooms.


“To provide men and women of the sea, and persons referred from the Newport community, a safe haven in which they may find comfort, aid, and benefit”

Company Overview

A private non-profit human & public services organization.


The Seamen’s Church Institute is an organization dedicated to providing a variety of services to those associated with the Sea. Our history on the waterfront and in the community since 1919 is rich and varied. Our work over the years has contributed significantly to the welfare of men and women of Newport and Narragansett Bay. Whether rich or poor, local resident or world traveler, each person is welcomed and served to the best or our ability. Our building is on the National Register of Historic Places and was dedicated in 1930. The only remaining structure on the waterfront still serving its original purpose, Seamen’s continues to be used extensively for community gatherings. We are open 7:00am-4:00pm, 365 days a year. In winter, we are open for half days on Sundays, 7am-noon. SCI represents a strong symbol of service in the maritime community.