For 104 years Seamen’s has been a gathering place for the Newport community and visitors.
The community is invited to enjoy Seamen’s lovely spaces: the cozy Henry J. Anderson Maritime Library, historic Chapel of the Sea and peaceful Memorial Garden.
Seamen’s hosts a monthly evening meal on the 3rd Wednesday of each month as well as a special Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Christmas Day brunch. These meals are free and open to the public.
The Community Meal program is sponsored by BankNewport for our Centennial Year. Thank you BankNewport!
Seamen’s opens as an Emergency Daytime Warming Center on winter days when the temperatures drop below approximately 20 degrees and spending the night outside becomes extremely dangerous to the homeless or area residents who need shelter. The Warming Centers run Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4pm. If in stock, we also provide warm wintercoats, hats, gloves, warm socks, disposable hand/foot warmers and backpacks. For most of us, a warm coat and accessories can last a few years, but for the homeless these items often become disposable, as when coats/hats/gloves become heavy and wet from snow and rain, the homeless often don’t have a way to dry or carry the items and they are discarded.
Amenities & Public Services
- Restrooms for cafe and crow’s nest guests
- Laundry Facilities to guests and mariners
- Mail and Package Pick-up
- Complimentary Wi-Fi