Newport Mansions

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Newport Mansions
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Newport Mansions is a collection of 11 historic house museums ranging from the 18th century to the Gilded Age. They include: The Breakers and its Stable and Carriage House, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, Isaac Bell House, Chepstow, Hunter House and Green Animals Topiary Garden. See individual listings for each property.
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yodakat
Philadelphia158 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We visited the 3 open mansions (Elms, Marble, Breakers) on a Sunday afternoon. The “cottages” were breathtaking decked out for Christmas. We enjoyed the information provided in the self guided tour. Crowds were light during the day at the Elms/Marble House. We visited the Breakers after dark for their Christmas light display and this was crowded. The outdoor lights were not nearly as impressive as the home and indoor decorations. If I had it to do again I would skip the nighttime visit and go during the day when crowds are lower. Masks are required inside the homes and I did see staff enforcing the rule.
Written December 7, 2021
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Jake B
Charlottesville, VA43 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Bellevue Avenue must be the most famous neighborhood for breathtaking mansions. Dating back to the late 19th century, these fabulous creations, full of treasures and artifacts, reminds you of the opulence past, before the Great Depression, when money was no object. My companion and I only had time to visit the Breakers, Marble House and Rosecliff, where the original 'Great Gatsby' movie was filmed. In a Covid-19 world was pleased to learn that indoor photography was now allowed. Over-the-top rooms and jewels made the visit, complemented with the magnificent ocean views. Don't forget the Cliff Walk, if you have the time. We didn't unfortunately but I did enjoy the Chinese Pavilion at the Marble House. Enjoyable visit,
reasonably priced with places to eat, but would recommend a visit at any time except winter when it can be dark and bleak. Reminds you of an age long past, which will probably never repeat itself.
Written November 10, 2021
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SeverusAlexander
Hopkinton, MA511 contributions
Nov 2021
We've been visiting the mansions for over 4 decades and they just keep looking better and providing an improved visitor experience. My wife and I saw the mansions decorated for the holiday and it was beautiful as always. Highly recommend to all attending the mansions at different times of the years to see the differences the seasons provide to the visits. Visiting the mansions during the holidays is a great start to the season.
Written November 27, 2021
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Ana
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Oct 2021 • Family
We just bought two memberships today to visit all the mansions and paid $80 for that (me, my husband and our 2 year old baby). On our very first tour at The Elms, our baby has have a tantrum and the staff came immediately to us to kindly invite us to leave the house, pointing out that we’re welcome to come back once our kid will be behaving better. Our baby was just crying, he didn’t touch anything at all or did something inappropriate. They “kindly” escorted us out to the main entrance. Very humiliating. So thank you for make us feel terribly uncomfortable and not welcome at all just for the fact of having a kid. If kids and their behaviors make you feel uncomfortable, you should not allow the access to this mansion to families with little children.
Written October 10, 2021
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TheOneWhoLovesTravel
Ellington, CT286 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
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.
Written February 28, 2020
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Myra M
29 contributions
May 2022
Like the previous poster, we experienced the same situation. We were only able to tour The Breakers. While we enjoyed seeing this mansion, we had planned to see others. Due to our schedules, we couldn't change our vacation plans. The Newport mansions have been on our bucket list, so only touring one was a big disappointment.
Written May 30, 2022
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Henna J
Massachusetts9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The mansions on their Christmas decorations were absolutely beautifull. The Marble house was the whole family's favorite, both for it's decorations and the stories about the mansion's history.
If you're in Newport, the mansions are definitely worth seeing, especially the Marble House and the Breakers.
Written January 7, 2020
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Rhett L
Los Altos, CA1,158 contributions
Sep 2021
We took the Newport RI mansions tour. It was a great trolley tour with knowledgeable guide that new details on every mansion (and there are many). Great for entire family. Book in advance as these do sell out and there are only 32 seats on the trolley. Easy access and good for disabled.
Written September 15, 2021
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CharmaneK
Chicago, IL61 contributions
Oct 2019
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!
Written July 19, 2020
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Marian M
2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
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.
Written April 13, 2020
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