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The Elms

367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #2 of 67 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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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You should see it. The grounds were more impressive than the mansion. It's just me but after a while they all look the same

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Although The Elms was not suggested to us as one of the "must see" mansions of Newport by various friends, it will definitely be placed on our list of must sees! The Elms was the first mansion that we visited on our day of touring the mansions, and it will definitely be remembered as one of our favorites. We took... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd mansion we visited after the breakers. The Elm mansion was well maintained by staffs. I was amused by all those details from decorations in the rooms. This was best mansion in Newport from my point of view. You need to get through that small gate to find parking lot. Unlike The breakers outdoor parking lot, this... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Elms was my favorite mansion out of 6 I have visited in New Port. Classy and elegant with a prominent female touch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite mansions to tour. I highly recommend you visit it when you're in Newport. The grounds are the most beautiful that you will ever see. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to tour the servants quartets but will definitely do it when we're in Newport next!

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Elms is so beautiful. The inside, the grounds both amazing. The Servant Life tour is great because it gives you life from the perspective of the house staff. This is the only mansion that offers this additional tour and it is well worth the extra money. They have elevators for the guests that cannot handle the various stairs. The... More

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An informative guide took our small group on a journey into the past wherein we were interviewing for positions at The Elms. The approach was so relevant and accurate that you learned a great deal about society and social norms of the late 1800's and early 1900's. The cost for the Servant's Tour is well worth the additional ticket price.... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Elms is another Newport Mansion not to be missed! The audio tour is great, informative and fully explains everything that you are seeing. We decided to add the Life of a Servant Tour (for an additional charge) that they have available at the Elms, and we loved it and thought it was well worth the additional fee. Make sure... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Step aside antique furnitures and borderline tacky Venus statues! This tour is all about the little people, similar to ones you might see on Downtown Abbey. From where they slept to how they went on strike, this informative tour highlights the stories of some of the men and women who worked at The Elms mansion in Newport during the Gilded... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

About an hour guided tour of servants quarters and work areas. Had a good guide, lots of tidbit info on servant life and some insights on the rich family.

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