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Newport Mansions

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #3 of 48 Activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th centuries built magnificent mansions for the nation's social and financial elite.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Toured with 3 girlfriends. We did the 5 house tour and I thought the $31.50 price was extremely cheap for 2 days of entertainment. We also did the extra servants tour at The Elms and I recommend this as well. Self guided tours were very informative and gave a good perspective on the families and the times. Very disappointed that... More

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to Newport to see the mansions. They do not disappoint!! We only saw two The Breakers (do not miss this one) and Rosecliff. We also took The Ocean Drive, a nice 10 mile drive where you will see many more "cottages" and beautiful views of the ocean.... More

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We spent two days touring four houses. The Breakers, Elms,the Marble house and Roseclift. Enjoyed the self-guided tour. You can spend as much time listening to all the stories about the houses or as little depending on your time. We purchased tickets for 2 house but were able to upgrade for $7 more to 5 houses.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the 5 mansion ticket. The Breakers is a must see. Absolutely stunning! I'd also recommend The Elms and The Marble House. Each house takes anywhere from 30 to 60 min to go through. You drive and park yourself, but houses are easy to find. I prefer the audio tour houses so you can go at... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous views, great American history of "High Society", beautiful mansions. Would not hesitate to go again any time.

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Montreal/Quebec
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The ticket offered for 31$ will let you visit 5 mansions of your choice written on the ticket,no expiry date mentionned... We started with the Breakers, then the Marble house on the first day, parking available for free No pictures taken inside the houses. The outside are manicured no weeds in sight... I would recommend to see The 5 houses... More

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Sarasota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We did not have much time to spend but just wanted to drive along the street and stop at a few homes, take a brief walk and some pictures. We did not have enough time to tour anything. We were very disappointed that there were very few places to park. When we finally did find the parking lot for the... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Location is beautiful, the home, gardens, the doll house, just incredible. It was hard to believe we were not in Europe visiting some ones stately home. I was impressed. So much to admire about the workmanship. It was wonderful.

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Chester, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This weekend we visited Newport, hoping to tour the mansions, especially the Breakers. Unfortunately, we got stuck in traffic in town for over half hour & with no place to park we missed the deadline. Instead, we cruised around town and Ocean Drive for some spectacular views of the ocean. This was our 2nd visit in a few years, so... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We drove by the mansions before choosing which ones we wanted to tour. just driving along this street was lovely and if you drive further down, you experience the wonderful views of the cliffs and ocean and can stop and take pics. We chose to tour the Breakers since I had read reviews here on TA about how lovely and... More

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