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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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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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It is hard to imagine the life these people lived until you walk through the doors of one of these mansions and hear the tour guide explain their lifestyle. These places must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is hard to imagine the life these people lived until you walk through the doors of one of these mansions and hear the tour guide explain their lifestyle. These places must have been gorgeous in their day. We visited three of the mansions. There is a fee to get in. Families made up most of the visitors while we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like history, this is a must see place! I love regency novels so to be able to see this houses was fabulous. The Christmas decorations at The Breakers and the Marble House were extraordinary! If you do the basic self guided tour it will take you 40 minutes to visit each house but I recommend you to have... More 

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Fallston MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely go for the "Newport Mansions Experience" ticket: admission to any five properties, except Hunter House. Oh so opulent, what a lifestyle, hard to imagine that so many people had so much money to own these lavish "summer cottages." You'll be hard pressed to pick a favorite!

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Murphy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought you could see most of the mansions in a day or so. Well, you really need a couple of days if not three! There are also some places like the Glen Manor House on the water in Middletown that aren't "on the map" but you can view by just driving up (as long as there isn't a function... More 

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Wilbraham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 of us went to see The Breakers and the behind the servent's tour at the Elms. Both tours were good. The Breakers tour was a self guided tour with a headset. It was interesting and the mansion was beautifully decorated for the holidays. There were several extra information opportunities on the tour to listen to areas... More 

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Athens Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the two mansion package.. (See my review of the Breakers.) Our second visit was to the Marble House. While not as large as The Breakers, Marble House was more lavish and amazing. Imagine platinum and gold covered walls....mind boggling! We enjoyed the very well done audio tour for both mansions. We learned many details and were given insights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a throw back when American was looking to Europe to copy the homes of the wealthy are amazing a different way of life than today

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in October so only five of the mansions were open. Good value at $32.99 to visit all five. Started with The Breakers as it was the only one to open at 9am. Stunned by the opulence and fabulous views. Interesting to see the "below stairs" areas too. Each mansion was very different and it was fascinating to build... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best organized museum tours I've ever experienced. First, the 5 mansion ticket is a steal. At $32 per person it comes to a little over $6 for each mansion which are each a museum in themselves. Several have self guided audio tours which are really well done with a quick review option as well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite interesting. You are able to visit, and tour homes built one hundred plus years ago, for near 50 Million Dollars. This is luxury, at it's best; but not luxury that will make you feel unworthy. Just go to the mansions, and please yourself by experiencing them !

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