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Newport Mansions

Newport, RI, USA
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About Newport Mansions
In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th centuries built magnificent mansions for the nation's social and financial elite. These "summer cottages" provided the backdrop for a society centered on sport, fashion and parties in settings of spectacular natural beauty. Ten of these properties have been preserved by The Preservation Society of Newport County and are open to the public. From the homes of a colonial merchant and leading China traders of the Victorian era, to the great Italian and French Renaissance palaces of the Gilded Age, these houses span over 250 years of American architectural and social history.Visit the Newport Mansions: The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Chepstow, Hunter House, and Green Animals Topiary Garden.
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Visit Newport, Rhode Island and its historic mansions on a private full-day tour from Boston. Relax in a deluxe vehicle with your own private driver who takes you to the elegant mansions that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. You can tour the mansions (own expense), stroll around the grounds and the Cliff Walk, and have lunch in Newport, where many restaurants serve up fresh seafood and more.
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CharmaneK wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois60 contributions25 helpful votes
We purchased the Breakers + 1 mansion tickets. We did the Breakers first which was amazing and opulent to the highest level. We chose the Marble House as our second visit. Although the Marble house was beautiful and extravagant, it pales in comparison to the Breakers. In my opinion save the Breakers for the finale!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ethan Gustafson wrote a review Jul 2020
Lafayette, Indiana10 contributions1 helpful vote
These mansions hold so much history and art it’s absolutely stunning! We all loved them! Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Marian M wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The history is magnificent in these beautiful old mansions. The attention to detail was amazing and the tour guides were full of information. Anyone who likes old home tours will love these mansions because you really get a feel for how the rich people lived.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jackie wrote a review Mar 2020
Hialeah, Florida39 contributions4 helpful votes
All these mansions were super amazing beautiful. My husband and I went during February and unfortunately they only had 4 out 7 open and closing around 4:00pm. We loved the audio and explanations with the audio given to us.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TheOneWhoLovesTravel wrote a review Feb 2020
Ellington, Connecticut262 contributions59 helpful votes
We do find the properties beautiful, interesting to explore for adults, and do like their tours, BUT it is difficult to visit them with children. Strollers not allowed, no children-themed items, no touch-allow areas, and staff freaks out (literally 🙄), when they see children. Unlike Newport properties, mist world-renowned museums like Metropolitan, Louvre, Ermitage, and most other museums visited accommodate to children because they want when they grew up to attend and patronage them. It is sadly to see the opposite at Newport. We used to be members here for years, but stopped being ones last year due to inability to visit with youngsters.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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