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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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These homes are stunning. All are worth the visit, but if you only have time for one, visit the Breakers. Excellent audio commentary, once-in-a-lifetime tour to see these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

These homes are stunning. All are worth the visit, but if you only have time for one, visit the Breakers. Excellent audio commentary, once-in-a-lifetime tour to see these magnificent homes. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit, a highlight of our trip and we will be back. If you're visiting Newport, don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We bought a Preservation Society family membership through Groupon at a discounted price. I also had a $10 coupon so it cost me only $45. We had free, unlimited admission for 3 people to all the Newport mansions for 1 year. We enjoyed it tremendously!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Mansions are stunningly beautiful. They could make Europeans jealous. Mark Twain wrongfully called that period a "gilded age". On the contrary, the country was gaining momentum turning into a world's giant economy. This was a true golden age of the American capitalism. You can visit 5 mansions in 5 hours. Read a little about the history of America at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Don't I wish that I had lived in this era - in one of these fabulous summer "cottages." One can only imagine the daily parade to show off. Such an era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We toured The Breakers, one of the most spectacular mansions in Newport. The tour was self-guided with head sets. Following that tour we did the Servant Life tour at The Elms. This one was with a guide. Our guide, Erin, was a college student. She did a terrific job. We were very impressed and highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were in Boston for ten days and I was researching places we might visit when I came across this. We didn't want to hire a car so we booked a coach trip to Newport which included visiting two of the mansions. I'm not sure what public transport might go to Newport but you could drive or hire a car.... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Seeing The Breakers should be first choice. It is an opulent mansion.We did a self guided tour which required listening to headphones. Very precise directions throughout mansion. You had the choice to listen to stories of past staff members/maids, or you could just bypass them. The Breakers had breath taking view of the ocean from the back porch of mansion.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Breakers is the grandest of Newports' summer cottages. Cornelius Vanderbilt who was Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilts grandson had this built in 1893 but died one year after its completion. This magnificent mansion has 70 rooms with Italian Renaissance furniture and was inspired by 16th century palaces of Genoa. They had 7 children who were told to treat the servants with... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We try to visit one of these great mansions each year. Our favorite is The Breakers. The enormity of this place is amazing. To see how they lived and how money was no object is unbelievable. The house, grounds and view are simply breath taking. It's hard to believe that some lived like this. Highly recommend visiting The Breakers, Marble... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The mansions were incredible! The architecture, the gardens and the ocean views were breathe taking,

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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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