• Exterior of Touro Synagogue - photo by Warren Jaggert

    Touro Synagogue

    National Historic Site Rhode Island

The oldest synagogue in the United States

Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946.  Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.

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