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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Description: In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th...
In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th centuries built magnificent mansions for the nation's social and financial elite. These "summer cottages" provided the backdrop for a society centered on sport, fashion and parties in settings of spectacular natural beauty. Ten of these properties have been preserved by The Preservation Society of Newport County and are open to the public. From the homes of a colonial merchant and leading China traders of the Victorian era, to the great Italian and French Renaissance palaces of the Gilded Age, these houses span over 250 years of American architectural and social history.Visit the Newport Mansions: The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Chepstow, Hunter House, and Green Animals Topiary Garden.
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Must-see while in Newport, regardless of season.

We are here in Newport, in a blustery, cold March. We have so enjoyed touring several of the mansions. Even our children (9 and 11) have loved touring these beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We are here in Newport, in a blustery, cold March. We have so enjoyed touring several of the mansions. Even our children (9 and 11) have loved touring these beautiful "cottages". They love the audio tours (especially the family audio tour at The Breakers) and they really enjoyed looking at things in The Breakers gift shop. We were disappointed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Amazing architecture and history lessons. Unfortunately, I only noticed few fellow americans visiting those sites while millions of us travel to kitsch places such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

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Fairfax Station, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A trip to Newport is a great adventure . It is amazing how opulent these homes are it is an eye opener . Even more interesting is that these homes were occupied for about 8 weeks

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The mansions themselves are interesting and well worth visiting, but the organisation leaves a lot to be desired. So, first off none of the refreshment opportunities shown on the map in the visitor guide we printed off the internet were functioning - there is no excuse for online information not being updated for seasonal changes. We visited (on foot) on... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Wealthy industrialists of the 1900s really knew how to spend money. If you love Baccarat crystal chandeliers, coffered ceilings and platinum walls, you will love visiting the mansions.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Newport is known for its history in the Gilded Age. The remaining mansions in Newport are a beautiful reminder of a bygone era. All of the houses are amazing. But If you only have time to visit one mansion, I recommend going to The Breakers. It is by far the largest and most grand. Unfortunately, all of the mansions feature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited several of the mansions and liked the self paced, audio guided tours best. Going at your own pace helps the ease the crowds. Visited a couple group tours but liked the audio ones best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited the Breakers and the Elms Mansions. I'd recommend both. I wish we'd had time for a couple more. The history is engaging and the home are spectacular. I'd recommend a private tour if you can swing it. They get you in and out faster and help pass the time on the drive and while waiting to get in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is nothing I can say negative about seeing these amazing Victorian Mansions, the only exception being that some guides are better than others! But you can always do what I did in one of them...go to the main desk in the entrance and ask to be transfered to another guide, they will be happy to help you, after all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We toured the Marble House. The home and grounds were stunning and the tour was very informative. I highly recommend it!

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