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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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Montreal/Quebec
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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202 reviews 202 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved visiting the mansions. We purchased our ticket on-line and chose the option to view 5 mansions of our choice. What's wonderful about the mansions ticketing system is that it doesn't expire. So, if you only have time to visit 3, you can return at another time and complete your tour. Fantastic idea! We visited Marble House, The Elms and... More

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Lewiston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We saw a total of 4 mansions, and The Breakers and The Elms were our favorites. We took the Servant Life Tour at the Elms - so glad we did! It was so interesting, and we got to see behind the scenes areas of the house. The grounds at the Elms are also well worth seeing - we spent almost... More

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I love anything old so we picked the Breakers as the best place to visit while in Newport. We enjoyed the tour and we considered it the best part of our 2 days vacation.

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AURORA COLORADO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were in Rhode Island for a whirlwind event, and the weekend of August 2-3 2014 my husband and I got to really explore this wonderful treasure of a State with tons of rich American History and beautiful Coastline.. In the pouring rain and fog we ventured from Providence headed South and upon the late afternoon thought we would try... More

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East Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were able to walk to The Elms from our B&B and avoid the congested parking situation caused by the concert being held in the mansion. The guide was personable, knowledgeable, and quite willing to field questions, which made the tour all the more enjoyable and educational. We got to see areas of the mansion which participants in the non-guided... More

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