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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sally G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience to see American history and architecture pre Great Depression. Extremely well preserved. The town is very pretty as well. Good restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

These mansions are where history comes alive from the Gilded Age. The Servant Life Tour at the Elms is the very best tour in Newport, RI

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NY83Wanderlust
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We toured the Breakers, Marblehouse and The Elms. All beautiful and all decked out for Christmas. Highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff56
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jekela
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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lmeador551
January 12, 2019|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
Two house per day would be very enjoyable. 20 years ago we toured 5 in one day and we were exhausted!!! :-)
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Response from FloMoPartyofFive | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from lbowles4 | Reviewed this property |
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