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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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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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Beautiful, sophisticated

I would give the Elms a 5, but my husband and I both had issues with our audio players. It was still a great visit, but it did affect our tour experience. Regardless, we intend to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Amy V
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Richlands, North Carolina
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Richlands, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I would give the Elms a 5, but my husband and I both had issues with our audio players. It was still a great visit, but it did affect our tour experience. Regardless, we intend to return for the Servants Tour. Just check your jacks and sound, etc., before you begin your tour. The layout of the house is interesting.... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I toured several Newport mansions and all of them (except Rosecliff) were interesting, but The Elms was my favorite. It's on a less palatial scale than the Breakers, but it is both lovingly and expensively decorated in a manner that will give you a taste of Gilded Age opulence. The Servants' Life tour ($15 extra) was terrific, with a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The servants tour offered a very unique look into how these huge estates were run and what went into the day to day luxury behind the scenes.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This national treasure was saved two weeks before the wrecking ball was scheduled to change this historic place into a strip mall parking lot

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Malone NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We all enjoyed The Elms - especially the Servants Tour which is a guided tour for an extra fee - it is well worth it. Very informative and entry into areas not part of the regular house tour.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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155 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First of all, I was thoroughly impressed that the Preservation Society offers such a generous military discount. My children were free for the house tours. We only wound up paying $39 for myself, and my two children, for the Servant Life Tour, as well as the self-guided audio tour at the Elms, and the self-guided tour at another house (we... More 

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huntington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are a Diwnton Abbey fan this is a must do! Our tour guide Marianne (sorry if my spelling is off) made our tour so interesting and fun. This tour provided such a rich and interesting insight into the workings of the gilded ages lifestyle. Just loved it!

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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Newport Mansions are at their best during" the Newport Wine and Food Festival".Seeing and touring the houses is important to understand how they functioned, but going to a party at a house that was built for parties is a completely different thing. At night with an orchestra food, wine and spirits is the way to see the house shine.... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had some time to kill between tours at the smaller mansions and since we had done the Elms tour last time we decided to walk around the grounds and take some pictures. The Elms grounds are beautiful and even with only 30 minutes it was a wonderful walk.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Interesting perspective of life at the turn of the last century. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of this and the other Newport properties

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