VISIT THE HERD IN NEWPORT, RI | July 4th - September 2nd

The elephants have found homes for the summer in several iconic locations across the city.

Newport is very bike-friendly and walkable. The best way to experience The Great Elephant Migration is from the Cliff Walk, which starts on Memorial Boulevard at the western end of Easton's (First) Beach, where public parking is available. Alternatively, visitors can park at the Gateway Center and take the free hop-on/hop-off shuttle, bike or walk.

Heading south on the Cliff Walk, visitors will catch the first glimpse of the herd at Salve Regina, where 52 elephants will be situated on the oceanside lawn of McAuley Hall, fully accessible to the public. More herds can be viewed on the Cliff Walk at The Breakers and Rough Point, as well as a large tusker elephant at Great Friends Meeting House in downtown Newport.

Visit the Discover Newport website for more information on getting around Newport.


Five elephants need help migrating across the US.

Find special QR codes, located beside elephants at Salve Regina and Rough Point, to unlock coexistence stories and help the herd make new animal friends.

Salve Regina University 🐘

Address: 100 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI on the oceanside lawn of McAuley Hall.

Admission: Free and open to the public to visit.

LOVE BRAND & Co. merchandise pop-up store located in the Elephant HQ tent behind McAuley Hall, open from 9:00am - 6:00pm everyday.

Use the The Great Elephant Migration app to discover more during your visit to the herd at Salve.

Visit the Salve Regina University website for more on Salve Regina University.


Address: 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport RI

Operating hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Admission: Free admission to see the herd. Free admission to house and grounds for Newport County Residents.

[Museum general admission is $20] 

Visit the Newport Restoration Foundation website for more on planning a visit to Rough Point.

The Breakers 🐘

Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI

Operating hours: 10:00 am—6:00 pm

Admission: Paid admission to the house and grounds, where a herd are residing.

An exhibition by Hadi Falapishi will also open at The Breakers on August 1, 2024.

Visit Newport Mansions website for more on planning your visit to The Breakers.

The Great Friends Meeting House 🐘

Address: 21 Farewell St, Newport, RI 02840

A large tusker elephant will be installed here and can be visited daily from sunrise to sunset.

Visit the Newport Historical Society website for more on how to plan a visit.

Information relating to other locations will be shared prior to the herds arrival.