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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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The Elms is excellent!

The Elms was my favorite. As beautiful as the Breakers, but a little more understated. The audio tour was terrific--choose the optional recordings to learn even more. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Elms was my favorite. As beautiful as the Breakers, but a little more understated. The audio tour was terrific--choose the optional recordings to learn even more. The gardens and stables are just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Elms during Coaching Weekend. The horse drawn coaches parade finished at the Elms and there was a free Coaching Demonstration on the back lawn. Coaching Weekend happens only every third year and takes you back to 1900. We began our tour of the Elms before the end of the Coaching Demonstration to stay ahead of the crowds.... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited The Elms after The Breakers and, although it was somewhat smaller, we found the decoration incredible. Be sure to use the Audio Guide...everything is clearly and interestingly explained. The grounds of the mansion were beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

GREAT way to spend part of the day. Did 2 tours one day and 3 the second. Elms had beautiful grounds. The trees were magnificent. A must do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited two cottages whilst in Newport - "The Breakers" and "The Elms". Both interesting and resplendent with wealth and glamour. My young daughter (aged 7) found The Breakers much more interesting though as there was an audio commentary aimed at "families" - she was able to listen to this whilst we listened to the adult (not x-rated) guide. On... More 

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

After touring the Elms (DEFINITELY use the audio tour), we purchased a Servants' Tour ticket. It was well worth the $15.00 each as we got to see SO much behind the scenes. We were given access to the 3rd floor where the servants' quarters were as well as the basement areas. Who knew there was a complete fire hose system... More 

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The best little gem in all the mansions. We loved it. So glad they didn't destroy this bit of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful home...interesting background...worth a visit-where the coaching weekend just completed in their backyard. Put this on your mansion tour list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This time we went on the Servant's Life Tour and it was very interesting. Great tour guide. It would have been nice if we could have included it in the package we had purchased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took both the audio tour of the main rooms and the personal guide's servants tour. Both were excellent, amazing to see how the servants kept such an enterprise going while the owners and their guests lived their lavish lives. Great to see how this house had all the modern comforts at the beginning of the 20 th century. The... More 

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