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Newport Mansions

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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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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Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great monuments of history. The workmanship of that era is fabulous and can be appreciated by almost anyone. Don't let the opportunity pass if your in the nearby area. I agree with the majority. The four best mansions to visit are The Breakers, The Marble...More

Thank Gabe K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I toured the Breakers Mansion and were awed by the extravagant decor. The audio tour was very well done and had options for delving deeper into the subject manner. This is a must when visiting the area. My third time in the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They are really beautiful and ornate, they make you wonder what life was like back then. The most underrated mansion is Kingscote. The history of it is phenomenal and the guided tours are professional and informative. The stable and the carriage house for the breakers...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited "The Breakers" and "The Marble house" both were very unique in their own way. The Breakers took about 2 hours to complete the inside and outside area. Marble house took about 1.5 hours.

Thank Sonali M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Newport Preservation Society has done a fantastic job in conserving and presenting these extraordinary homes to the public. Each mansion is different, they are early (1850s) and late (1900s) each with its own particular story. Some of success and some of tragedy. Some have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thumbs up. Very interesting, loved viewing the kitchens and baths. Such lavish decadence!!! If only we were wealthy!!!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the 5 house tour. You can choose which ones of the 12 you want to see. There is convenient free parking close to each one. Or you can park and buy a trolley pass for the day. We have been to the mansions...More

Thank Elyse S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out of our way to make this trip to the Newport Mansions and we are all so glad we did. What an amazing piece of our American history preserved here in this Mansions. Plan on spending the whole day here and take your...More

1  Thank Kalin F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Breakers and the Elms. Did a 2 house ticket online. Great value. Audio descriptions available. Was a great time. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are definitely worth a visit to see how the wealthy spent their fortunes with no concerns with prudence. We bought the ticket for five mansions which was not much more than the price for a single visit. We visited the Elms, Marble House and...More

2  Thank David M
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Response from Ebru A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, If you are not in Newport, you can visit to the website "getyourguide". I believe that you can find the detailed explanations. Have fun, Ebru
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Cheryle L
June 4, 2018|
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Response from JandD93 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to just buy them on-site. They take credit cards. They sell them as a group (4 or 5 mansions) or individually. Tickets are good for 10 years. If you buy a package, you can visit a few now, and then come back and... More
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