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Address: 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Description: French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.
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Loved the Servant's Life Tour

Had done the tour years ago but having become hooked on Downton Abbey wanted to give it another go. Very interesting tour. Amazing to see how these big houses were run, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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MA
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89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Had done the tour years ago but having become hooked on Downton Abbey wanted to give it another go. Very interesting tour. Amazing to see how these big houses were run, and during a short summer season. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow for us to go up on the roof but we still had a great tour.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Compared to several of the other mansions, this one seemed like a real family lived here. The rooms are more practical, more sensible though still ornate and I found wandering the grounds, enjoying the fountains and the lovely day, very enjoyable. It's located near several other homes so if you have a multi-house pass, this house would make a good... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning property, and feels much more like an actual (albeit opulent) home than some of the other mansions. You will certainly be impressed!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite of the mansions in Newport. It is beautiful and grand, without being Godey. The grounds are beautiful. Inside the home is very elegant. The Conservatory is definitely my favorite.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We purchased the Breakers + 1 tour, and The Elms was suggested as our "+1" by the ticket seller at the visitor's center. We were SO thankful she gave us this recommendation. The gardens, fountains, statues & lawn (don't miss the weeping birch trees) were magnificent. The history and stories learned from the audio guide (included in the admission price)... More 

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Lancaster,PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend touring The Elms. Did both the Servant's Tour and the regular. Very interesting Servant's Tour by Josh. Loved the stories and photos of staff. Also enjoyed seeing the basement and work rooms not open on the main tour. Of course the main rooms are incredible. Great narration on self guided tour with options to hear more on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This Mansion was my favorite! Do not leave Newport without seeing this Mansion. It has the perfect balance of opulence and elegance.

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McPherson, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The tour of the Elms was OK to boring, but the gut-punch comes when you find out that all of the raving for the place is a separate tour of the same place, and an additional fee, OF COURSE. They know why people choose this place over many, it's the Servant's Quarters Tour that is recommended. But when you sign-up,... More 

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Washingtonville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to visit after we saw The Breakers. The Elms may not be in the same class as the Breakers, but it certainly was only a step behind. Beautiful interior and fantastic gardens and views. Another self guided tour with headsets so your not stuck in groups shuffling around. Certainly worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Of all the mansions in Newport, the one that gives me the most satisfaction is the Elms. Not for the common reasons, the grandiose manner houses of the gilded age, and the elaborate extravagance of the American aristocracy, and the arrogance of the power of cash... No! the most striking part of the tour is the life of the servant... More 

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Additional Information about The Elms

Address: 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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