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The Elms

367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #3 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Description: French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.
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Long Island City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Elms has a self guided tour. It was interesting. The furnishings are spectacular and the grounds are very nice. It is a good place to visit on a nice day or rainy day. I think the Breakers might be a nicer mansion to visit, and would be my first choice if you want to visit a mansion, but my second... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Out of all the mansions, this is the one, for a small extra fee, you can get a very different experience - from the point of the staff. If you have time, do the servants tours. None of the other homes let you into the servants quarters. You will be able to go all the way up to the third... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Another gorgeous building - the headset tour was great. We also did the extra servant tour - totally worth the money. Our guide was fantastic and we learned so much. House is very hot in the summer, so dress in light clothes.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I could spend days just roaming around the Elms. Both the house and gardens are absolutely beautiful!

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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147 reviews 147 reviews
99 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

18th century chateau recreation that Wow's! Chinese breakfast room with Kang Hsi period lacquered wall panels beautiful. Dining area surrounded by 18th century Venetian paintings! The drawing room s ceiling painting 1740 done by a Dutch master is breathtaking. Loved the entry and the Louis XV style ballroom! The audio tour was really great and the behind the scenes servant... More

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Pekin, Illinois
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190 reviews 190 reviews
79 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This house represents the gilded age at it's best. The house and grounds are beautiful; I especially like the solarium. Gift shop similar to the other Newport houses with interesting books, porcelain objects, etc.

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Milford, DE
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I actually liked this home more than The Breakers because it wasn't as large. Definitely worth visiting.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are very devoted to learning about the past and we decided to check out The Elms while travelling through New England. We not only purchased a pass to see the regular parts of the home, but we also purchased tickets for the Servant's Tour as well. We took the Servant's Tour first and we were very... More

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Philadelphia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This mansion is awesome but somewhat of a letdown if you see The Breakers first....It has a great audio tour and the grounds are beautiful. It doesn't sit right on the water though, so you don't get the amazing views like you do at The Breakers. If you have to pick 1 mansion, I wouldn't choose The Elms but if... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Magificant "Cottage" like other Newport Mansions. Check out the Sunkin Gardens other side of the lawn. Next time we will do the "Servant's Tour" for a closer look.

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