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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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Toured the Breakers and the Elms. Both very interesting, but I can't imagine curling up to read in the drawing room! Well worth visiting. If we had had more time we would have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Toured the Breakers and the Elms. Both very interesting, but I can't imagine curling up to read in the drawing room! Well worth visiting. If we had had more time we would have toured more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first time visiting Newport. I visited some of the mansions. It was a Wonderful experience. It was history that was entertaining. The tours brought you back to another place and time. I can not wait to go back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend the day. Take a tour of the mansions and hike along the cliff walk. The garden is beautifully maintained for good shots! It's an hours drive from Boston. We have been there more over the years and have always liked it.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First time in Newport and heard the mansions were a must see. We didn't get to them until almost 5pm and only had time to tour one ( last tour leaves at 5). We chose the breakers and were not disappointed. Grabbed a headset and walked through each room listening to the historical , cultural and architectural information that the... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A well laid tour of the Breakers mansion & the Elms mansion well supported by audio commentary but requires syncing with the room you are in.The lawns in both the mansion are superb and great for out door photography.Indoor photography is not allowed.i felt the staff in attendance are little more in the Breakers than the Elms,probably because of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

visited the mansions on Wed/Thurs 5/13 & 14 - Newport was not very crowded, so touring was great. I recommend using the audio system, very informative and easy to follow. Docents also very helpful. Was touring with my mom who can walk but not climb stairs and all of the mansions we went to (Breakers, Rose Cliff, Elms and Marble... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Preservation Society of Newport has 8 historic homes (mansions) open to the public with formal tours and/or audio tours. This is a first class operation, as good as any historical site in America. While most people go to the Breakers, I encourage you to allocate an entire day (or two) and purchase a multi-house ticket and visit the Breakers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I have been to the Newport Mansions many times in many seasons. The Preservation Society that oversees these spectacular homes of yesteryear take their jobs very seriously. Spend some time in as many as you can and enjoy the opulence, the ambiance and feel like a millionaire for the price of admission.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great landmark of American/Anglo History.Newport MAnsion are a place to visit at least ones in your life time..

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We didn't have any idea what we were about to see when we went to Newport RI but everywhere you go there are breathtaking homes/mansions! The Breakers was totally over the top. The Marble House and Elms were more to our taste. I was able to get thru the mansions in a transport chair and the people could not have... More 

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