Newport was the summer home of internationally famous people at the time Island Cemetery was formed. Remarkably, many of these people chose to be buried here alongside the men and women who lived in the city year-round.
Richard Morris Hunt, America's foremost architect, George T. Downing, civil rights leader, Theodore M Davis, Egyptologist and Naval heroes Oliver and Matthew Perry are but a few of the notable people buried here.
The book shares the location of the graves of more than 150 notable people and monuments. Chapters are organized as illustrated themed tours including maps to help locate the grave site.