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Restoration of the 
August Belmont Memorial Chapel
Over the past fifty years, Belmont Chapel, in Newport, Rhode Island, has fallen into severe disrepair. The Belmont Chapel Foundation was established to restore and preserve the 1886 chapel for future generations. It is the Foundation’s goal to re-purpose the chapel so that it can be enjoyed and utilized by all who wish to visit it in the future.

Concert in Belmont Chapel

presented by Newport String Project


The August Belmont Memorial Chapel has commanded a dominant presence at the
Island Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island, since its construction in 1886. Commissioned by 
Mr. and Mrs. August Belmont, Sr. the chapel is a memorial to their daughter Jane Pauline Belmont who died at the young age of 19. Given as a gift, the chapel’s original purpose was to serve as a site to hold committal services for those being buried at the Island Cemetery.


Naming Opportunities

Belmont Stakes Day, 2023

At the onset of the restoration of the chapel, we presented sponsorship options for the stained glass windows only.  At this time, we are presenting additional sponsoring choices.  These range from $2000 for a tree to $100,000 for the Farewell Street entrance restoration. To view the naming opportunities, click on the PDF below.To become a named sponsor, please contact the Belmont Chapel Campaign Committee by calling 401-846-0432 to speak to a member of the committee.  


Come to the 2023 Belmont Stakes Day, our annual fundraiser in support of the Belmont Chapel restoration and preservation.

It's a party! 
The Belmont Chapel!


June 10, 2023
4:30 to 7:30 pm


Belmont Circle, Island Cemetery
30 Warner Street, Newport, RI


Refreshments and beverages plus 
the famous Belmont Stakes Cocktail!


Prizes for race winner and best hat!

Click on the gallery of photos here to see the work in progress on Phase 2 of the restoration.


To join us as we collectively restore this chapel, donate now.

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