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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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Our Favorite Property in Newport

The Breakers was massive and impressive, but my wife and I thought the Elms was the best of the mansions we visited. I wanted to sit down and put my feet up in the conservatory... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Naperville, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Breakers was massive and impressive, but my wife and I thought the Elms was the best of the mansions we visited. I wanted to sit down and put my feet up in the conservatory and read a few books. The grounds are even more amazing than the house. Sad to think the state was going to demolish this house... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We saw The Elms fourth in our mansion tour, and enjoyed it tremendously. Without being as over the top as The Breakers or The Marble House, it still stands as a monument to the excess of the age. The grounds are beautiful, and my kids enjoyed having a chance to run around and goof off after being so well behaved... More 

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Plano, Texas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

wonderful tour. Learned a great deal about the downstairs life and liked seeing parts of the mansion you don't normally see. Highly recommend

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In addition to touring the main house and grounds which are phenomenal you can purchase an additional behind the scenes tour which shows the inner workings of the house and the staff quarters,I highly recommend it as one gets a glimpse of what it took to keep a house such as this running.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend either joining the The Preservation Society of Newport County to gain access to all their properties or the Newport Mansions Experience to gain access to five. They are all spectacular although the Elms might take the cake. Spend a couple of days in Newport, you will not regret it! I do recommend going in the late spring... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We found it worthwhile to visit the house and garden, but we would strongly recommend the guided tours and allow two to three hours. It is a little bit expensive, and the staff members at the entrance were curt, the audio staff was very kind and informative.

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Denville, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite mansion. The french influenced home is nicely decorated. The only bummer was that most of the items in the home was auctioned off in the 60s so most of the items are not original to the home.

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Deer Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For such a guilded era and a mansion of all mansions, this house was warm and inviting. As you walked through its rooms you felt the warmth of love and sense of family everywhere you went. This was by far my most favorite of all of the mansions. The grounds are the most beautiful and a wonderful setting to relax... More 

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Rhode Island
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must for history buffs! The best thing about The Elms is that after you take the tour of the main house, you can then take a Servant's Life tour, which I found even more interesting. The story behind the house is fascinating, and our guide Joe was a real expert in life in the gilded age. A caution that... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Must see on the mansion tour -- not as big as Breakers and no ocean view, but an astounding property.

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Additional Information about The Elms

Address: 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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