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Newport Mansions

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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th centuries...

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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We had a wonderful day of soaking in the architecture and ambiance of the Titans of industry as evidenced by the over-the-top display of the Gilded Age. Visiting The Breakers... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful day of soaking in the architecture and ambiance of the Titans of industry as evidenced by the over-the-top display of the Gilded Age. Visiting The Breakers, Marble House and Rosecliff were well worth the price of admission and the time spent. Not knowing my traveling partners patience for touring I did the tour of each mansion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating to see how the rich lived "back in the day" All these homes are breathtaking. Hard to believe people lived such an opulent lifestyle.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

These Mansions were incredible! We bought the 5 Mansion packages. The Breakers was just beautiful. Standing on the terrace over looking the Atlantic gave me chills thinking about the Vanderbilt families that were so fortunate to have lived there. The Elms, Marble House, Kingscote and Rosecliff were all very beautiful. They have been preserved by the Historical Society. Some are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We bought tickets to see two houses, and would have appreciated a bit of advice on which two to choose; but the person at the desk didn't seem to have time to chat. Maybe we were one of the few who haven't been there before?

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pace yourself for an untold recounting of vast wealth! After 3, it became somewhat overwhelming! And to think the owners lived there only 6 or so weeks a year and then traveled to another! The preservation is absolutely gorgeous! The vastness, the glitz and glamour. The audio tour is great if you're alone - we found it more enjoyable to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit and every penny paid for admission! Newport Mansions are magnificent, well taken care of and beautiful. The self guided tours are not offered in every mansion which is a pity especially for visitors that are not fluent in English.

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Breakers and Marblehouse. It was an enlightening experience to realize that people really lived like this! The audio tour is very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These spectacular "homes" are nothing shy of amazing! Excessive in many ways, they take you back in time - the Preservation Society has done an outstanding job of keeping these mansions well maintained. Some houses have self-guided audio tours and some are with a tour guide. The self-guided tours are great so you can pace yourself if needed, or they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down to Boston two days in a row to get them all in. What a treat! Plenty of parking and most easily walkable from each other. Seeing how they lived in the late 1800's and early 1900's was very interesting. They lived very different lives then most and these were just summer homes. Definitely buy the extra ticket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time we did the "drive around tour" which worked very well for us. We have seen the interior of these mansions before and remember the Breakers as the most opulent. The grounds are beautiful as well. If you are short on time, or don't want to invest enough time to take a tour and make it worthwhile, drive around... More 

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