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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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Step back in time and see how the other 1% lived! Be amazed at what money could buy. It may not have bought happiness (well, I suspect it bought some happiness), but it sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Step back in time and see how the other 1% lived! Be amazed at what money could buy. It may not have bought happiness (well, I suspect it bought some happiness), but it sure bought comfort! We purchased the Mansion Experience pass which allows you entry to five mansions. You can’t do five mansions in one day. You may not... More 

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Nowra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We toured The Breakers owned by the Vanderbilts and thought the tour was very interesting .the mansion was unbeleivably opulent and you had insight into the incredible wealth these families had .i would highly recommend The Breakers if a mansion tour is what your after

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We visited Newport , RI in March, we took the 5 mansions Tour package, at the end of the day we were only have time to see three os those beautiful mansions. This is a must see in Newport. The organizer did great work to provide audio tour guide, the only wish that was if allow to take few pictures... More 

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Roxbury, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Rosecliff is undergoing renovations. What they don't tell you is that you only get to see 4 rooms on the main floor. Only one of the 4 is furnished so you are looking at empty rooms. The tour was 35 minutes of a tour guide telling us what we read on-line. They should not charge regular price for this tour... More 

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Thrissur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I visited 4 of the Newport Mansions on the 9th April 2015. This tourist attraction offers immense insight into the Gilded Age of New England's history, and is very educative about the way the rich in America spent their summer in the mid-nineteenth century. But for a traveller familiar with the way the Maharajas and the wealthy of India lived... More 

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent visit to witness the excessiveness of the early 1900's. Truly see the way the really wealthy lived while the poor starved. It actually is a sad commentary on the spoils of the rich and the disparity from those way down the food chain. The Mansions were awesome to see regardless of the negativity now associated with the "gilded age".... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The mansions are breathtaking! I couldn't help but put my place back in time as we were given the tours to each spectacular home. The architecture is truly magnificent! My two young sons enjoyed the visits as well.

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Tours of the mansions are a must!! We saw The Elms, Breakers, and Marble House. I loved the headphone - guided tour, which allows you to take as much or as little time exploring as you'd like. When you go, make sure to explore the grounds, not just houses, especially at Marble House. Also check out the gift shops.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We are here in Newport, in a blustery, cold March. We have so enjoyed touring several of the mansions. Even our children (9 and 11) have loved touring these beautiful "cottages". They love the audio tours (especially the family audio tour at The Breakers) and they really enjoyed looking at things in The Breakers gift shop. We were disappointed that... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Amazing architecture and history lessons. Unfortunately, I only noticed few fellow americans visiting those sites while millions of us travel to kitsch places such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

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