Sunday, June 10, 2007
JFK and Newport, R.I.
We drove a couple hours today to Newport, R.I., one of the gems of New England. The town is home to numerous 18th century homes, mega-mansions along Bellevue Avenue and St. Mary's Church, where President Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier on Sept. 12, 1953. According to news accounts, 800 people gathered inside the church and another 3,000 waited outside. Here's a slideshow of the wedding and more. The big, brown church is at 12 William Street, a few blocks from the wharf area.