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The Elms

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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled...more
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367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
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Reviewed yesterday

A MUST-See for sure if in the Newport Area!!! Take about and hour or so and stroll leisurely through the place! It is magnificent to say the least!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The house showed another style. After going to The Breakers I saw a big difference. The two houses both displayed different styles. The house provides portraits and different pieces of art inside it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I liked the difference from the Vanderbilt homes. It offered a different style to view and had a different elegance to it. Same audio technology as the other mansions. Our kids enjoyed the history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jessie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured 4 of the mansions. The Elms is beautiful. It was our second favorite, The Breakers being our favorite. It is definitely worth a visit. Especially during the holidays when the house is spectacularly decorated.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

It's hard to believe the Elms was that close to being bulldozed after all the furniture was auctioned off. Luckily it was spared for people to enjoy and imagine life back then. Its design and architecture are different from the Bteakers but no less grand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Elms during Christmas week, it was spectacular and did not disappoint. Would highly recommend visiting during the holidays. The house is so beautifully decorated each room is better than the last. The self guided tour is amazing and way to use

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank judystephen
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We visited in December, and enjoyed the Winter Passport deal -- but even so, be sure you stroll down to the gardens, as they are interesting even without their spring/summer splendor. The house itself is majestic, and the sculptures will interest children as well as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhotoXavi
Reviewed December 30, 2018

My wife and I went for the decorations and this house is on par with with Marble House. Enjoyed the audio tour and the decorations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BCM1225
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Not as many Christmas highlights as I would have expected. Only a few trees...very nice trees but only a few. I thought they’d decorate the mansion more for the season

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful mansion that offered free parking as well. We visited on December 27th so we were able to see all the amazing Christmas decorations as well. The audio tour was very thorough and the grounds were beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 31, 2018|
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Response from chrijoh | Reviewed this property |
No and tickets have no expiration date.
Kathryn L
April 11, 2016|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
We bought a 3 house ticket and went around the Elms ourselves following the audio route
Al F
March 13, 2016|
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Response from happytraveler177 | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is handed out after you pay an entrance fee. The audio is free.