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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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Architecture is art and what purpose is art but to stir emotion. What adjective would you choose: Grandeur, History, Stunning, Fabulous, Showy, Indulgent, Gaudy all these and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Ashbourne, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Architecture is art and what purpose is art but to stir emotion. What adjective would you choose: Grandeur, History, Stunning, Fabulous, Showy, Indulgent, Gaudy all these and perhaps more but the point is these mansions are of a time past and are worthy of preservation. We visited The Breakers and The Marble House on a Breakers Plus ticket in the... More 

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Corning New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Newport with a friend and we were able to tour RoseCliff Mansion, Richard was our guide and he did an amazing job of sharing the history of the house. There are few words big enough to describe the opulence of this "home". It was a nice break from the heat, and if you can only visit one mansion... More 

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Loved touring The Breakers & Marble House. The audio tape tour was so easy to use and you could choose to hear more about various topics if you were interested. They even had a special kids audio for the little ones. Loved hearing about the experience of inhabitants from their own lips on the audio tour form the view point... More 

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our family purchased tickets for 5 mansions. Our choices were: Chateau-sur-Mer, Marble House, Rosecliff, The Elms, and of course The Breakers. It was an all day grand adventure! The guides were very knowledgable and the audio tours were equally very good. We loved each of the houses with one exception. . .Rosecliff. The house was simply a shell...history did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visited Boston/New England for the first time in July of 2015 and I wanted to see as much of New England as I could. I went on several different tours from Boston using the Gray Line Tours company (they picked me right up from my hotel, which is a bonus) and of all of them, the Newport Mansions tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visited the mansions in Newport over the last weekend. These structures were unbelievably beautiful and had a royal touch of heritage to it.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visited Newport Mansions and it was a stoning experience. Every piece of art had its meaning. Even my eight year old son was exited about all the glamour and art. Would love to go back to finish the rest of them as we didn't have enough time to visit them all.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited with our two sons who actually enjoyed the visit as well. I was worried, but having the audio guide with us, made it interesting and informative. Next time we'll do the Servant tour for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First, our excellent young tour guide Evan drove us around the area, talking about the Kennedies and the exclusive-as-heck club they met at, the various colorful millionaires and socialites (who could forget Mamie Fish? What? I look like a frog, you say? Oh, a toad?), not to mention the pirates who used to sail up the deep coves and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visiting the Newport Mansions was one of the highlights our trip to New England. The mansions are breathtaking and left me in awe. I'm glad that the historic society valued the mansions enough to help save them from destruction. Overall a great experience with a large amount of history.

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