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Address: 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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Take the Life of a Servant Tour

did both the Life of a Servant Tour and the regular tour. both very enjoyable . don't forget to walk around the grounds afterwards. parking is right there at the mansion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Newington, Connecticut
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Newington, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

did both the Life of a Servant Tour and the regular tour. both very enjoyable . don't forget to walk around the grounds afterwards. parking is right there at the mansion.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The behind the scenes tour was fantastic - not only to peek into the lives of Newport staff but also to understand the mechanics and operations of the house.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is not quite as opulent in style as Marble House and The Breakers. Contents are quite complete and audio guide is thorough. Very well worth visiting.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Probably the third grandest and most luxurious of the Newport mansions. Why third? Because in terms of size AND opulence, the Breakers is 1st, Marble House second, although quite smaller and this is third.. But this one is larger and also has a different touch to it. The audio guide is very interesting because you put in the number each... More 

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
32 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Another gorgeous mansion. The space is beautiful. The rooms are huge. The backyard was a highlight for my kids. We didn't do the audio tour as we had our young children with us.

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hawaii
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a good time touring the house but the construction caused confusion when entering the house and the parking. A security guard is there to help but not sure how helpful he is...

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Garner, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

After touring the Breakers, which is truly a must see on any trip to Newport, we decided that we wanted to see something a little less opulent. The Elms had magnificent grounds - well worth a stroll into the expansive back yard and gardens. The most shocking fact was that the mansion had been scheduled in 1962 for demolition and... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

More neater and shorter tour as compared to the breakers mansion.The story of the butler standing while madam continues her bridge game..speaks of the days gone by.The marble top table at the center of the first floor is something you would like to own.The shoppe here is smaller.The exit could have been well planned..the front lawn amazing....the tree tags tell... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place with a wonderful garden. More intimate than the Breakers. Was there just before Memorial Weekend and i recommend it because there were no lines

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fascinating House Filled With Gorgeous Antiques. Self-guided tour (30min or longer) via headphones. The audio equipment works quite well and enhanced the experience. While many antiques are not the originals, it's still an impressive collection of furniture and accessories. The Preservation Society has done a magnificent job in purchasing the almost-torn-down estate in the early sixties and in restoring it... More 

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