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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...more
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Well worth the trip to Shiva mansions decorated for Christmas they were four mansions open the breakers was one of the better ones it had marvelous extraordinary decorating and lots of it well worth the trip here are pictures
The Preservation Society had done an amazing job at up keeping these old mans...*ahem* cottages. You just don't see this type of craftsmanship anymore. Both the interiors and exteriors along with the grounds are meticulously maintained. It's a must do every time I am in...More
NEWPORT MANSIONS is a registered trademark of The Preservation Society of Newport County. The tickets for this specific tour cover The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House, and Rosecliff. I attach images of the...More
We went on the Holiday Stroll at The Elms & Marble House mansions and they were breathtaking. The whole evening was so nice. You parked at Rosecliff then took a trolley to the 2 different mansions. Once inside, there were bands playing and refreshments. You...More
Loved visiting newport! A quaint town with beautiful gilded mansions. The mansions are beautifully kept. Visit on off months (not late spring or summer) and you will be able to see the mansions with much less of a crowd.
These homes are incredible and a glimpse in to lifestyle most of us know little about. It was an interesting time period in American history and a fascinating lifestyle. The houses all have a different story and are all amazing in their own way!
A fascinating insight into the lives of the very rich more than 100 years ago during the time when Scott Fitzgerald wrote the Great Gatsby. A beautiful coastal walk running behind many of the mansions.
I would like to have seen them all - alas...More
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We visited Rosecliff and Marblehouse last weekend. The abundance of wealth and decadence was more prevalent in the Marblehouse and the family stories around the Fairs were not as interesting as the Vanderbilt adventures in... More
We visited Rosecliff and Marblehouse last weekend. The abundance of wealth and decadence was more prevalent in the Marblehouse and the family stories around the Fairs were not as interesting as the Vanderbilt adventures in sailing, car racing and women's rights. I have not visited the Elms mansion.
Buy the annual membership, because we've visited 5 houses in the last 3 months, and I can't wait to revisit them.