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Newport Mansions

Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
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Ranked #3 of 64 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Walking tour of these mansions are awe inspiring. Secret hallways and servants quarters remind you of how life use to be in the early 1900's. You can find package deals that allow you to pay for a group of tours at a reduced price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We bought the 3 mansion package. The self audio tours were great. Really could have spent the whole day touring just one of the mansions. Give yourself a whole day to touring these. Absolutly wonderful.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First time to Christmas in Newport. Attended holiday evening Duet at the Elms and Marble house. 4 of us paid 35.00 each. This is what was advertised: Don't miss Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions for an extra special and unique experience. Enjoy live holiday music and light refreshments as you stroll through softly lit rooms, taking in the ambience... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have visited the mansions a few times. This time we visited the Breakers and the Marble House. The houses were both decorated beautifully for Christmas. One change from the last time we visited was that instead of group tours, the tours are now self-guided audio tours. I had mixed feelings about this. On the positive side, the information is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Wonderful to visit these gorgeous 'summer cottages' when the crowds are down. Can tour with headphones, at your own pace. A plus!

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

we visited tha mansions to see them decorated for the Christmas season. Three of the mansions were decorated, and we visited the Breakers and the Elms. The mansions are works of art and the result so hard work by real artisans. I find the houses to be a bit excessive , and aren't my taste, but it is interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have toured the mansions of Newport in the summer, and at holiday time. Both seasons were wonderful. In the summer, you can sense the excitement and aura surrounding the Newport millionaires in the early 1900's. The gardens are beautiful. In the winter, you can see the houses in their holiday dress. Crowds are less and it's wonderful to take... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited The Breakers. It was an audio tour of the mansion. We were there during the holidays so the mansion was decorated for Christmas and beautiful. The audio tour was great as it talked about the mansion itself and then about the people who lived and worked there and what their life was like. This is not appropriate for... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

These "cottages" as their owners called them, were built by the rich and famous over a century ago. They really are mansions with all the rooms full of furniture, fixtures and fittings that go with them. For the larger ones, you must allow at least two hours, so seeing three in a day is a challenge. I recommend two or... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

By visiting this mansions, it will be the best travel experience your ever had, please come visit newport rhode island, we the base for the nuclear submarine, the war college and more more more, the most beautiful mansions of the country.

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