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The Elms

367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #3 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited this opulent and exquisite mansion yesterday. We love old mansions and chateaus since they remind us of an era long gone, yet we can admire the art, furnishings and architecture as if somebody (we, perhaps?!) still were living there. Anyway, agree with previous reviewers on how great it is to visit The Elms. I just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The Elms is an intimate "Mansion" if you can imagine. Today with homes of the super rich fast approaching mammoth size, these "cottages" - as they were called in local parlance - exemplify fine taste and exquisite design. This was my absolute favorite because the scale was perfect and one could easily imagine to be live in the house today.

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Newport, Rhode Island has been gifted with many mansions and the lives they had lived during an age of opulence and detail to perfection! As you take the audio tour through the various rooms of this mansion,you find yourself part of the family who had lived here! Audio tour is free! Free ample parking! Gift shops! Restroom accessible! Enjoy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Although the Elms is not as over the top as the other mansions, it has a sophistication which the others lack. Just a cool elegance wich was so enjoyable.

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Central Cali
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the younger, less glamorous sister of the Breakers, but be sure to visit her. The servant's tour was definitely the highlight and worth the extra $.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

"The Elms" was a very interesting house to visit in Newport. The visit was an insight to how the extremely wealthy lived in the early 1900's. Worth the effort to go and visit this mansion.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took the Servants Tour rather than the main tour. Excellent perspective on what it takes to run a summer cottage in Newport. Two family members and 60 people on staff.

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brisbane, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Huge gardens surround The Elms, but at least the cloying OTT decor of other residences at Newport are not so evident here and it presents with a really nice "feeling" - albeit one of enormous wealth. Best gift shop. I actually loved the "downstairs" areas and the kitchens - so discreet, even the delivery folk were never seen entering the... More 

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walnut creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

For a look into life during another era, this house is worth the visit. If you visit off-season (we went in November) you can have the house & grounds practically to yourself!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful mansion where you are really able to get a sense of how the rich of the Gilded Age lived. I love the conservatory in this home, and the audio tour gives a great depiction of life there.

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