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Address: 367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
Phone Number: 14018471000
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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of...

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 after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris. Construction of The Elms was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million. The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds' collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.

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One of the nicest mansions in the area. Great to see what the good businessmen of the era were able to afford. Spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the nicest mansions in the area. Great to see what the good businessmen of the era were able to afford. Spectacular.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to believe this beautiful mansion was almost torn down to put in a parking lot. Thankfully it was saved. Amazing art and craftsmanship. The audio headsets are well done and very informative. The grounds and gardens are beautifully designed. One if our favorites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour of what life was like for servants as well as members of the guided age. Extremely interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed this house and the stories of the family who built it. Such beauty! This is one of 5 we saw and my husbands favorite one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard about the Newport Mansions for years and finally decided to take a weekend, get the five-mansion ticket and see what it was all about. What a great weekend! I only ended up seeing four of the available five, but The Elms was particularly interesting because of the extra guided tour of the behind-the-scenes areas where the servants... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took both the regular Elms tour and the Servants' tour. Elms audio tour seems short compared to the Breakers, Rosecliff etc, but worthwhile. A must is the servant's tour, just fascinating. Extra cost and with a guide, in good weather you go up on the roof and can see the harbor. Awesome. The only house that offer the servant's tour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grander then grand, room details are over the top, Take the longer staff & servants tour. The grounds and lots of grand beach trees

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house was the 2nd on our tour after The Breakers. Distinct in design, this was one of my favorite! Lots to see on the self-guided audio tour (45 mins, more if you do the extended tour), I loved the sculptures and artwork. Some of our group said this was their favorite mansion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grogeous gorgeous gorgeous! I would tour this mansion again. The yard, the view, the garden and the rooms. Beautiful!! The best part of all the mansions is the history. The stories and the people. Well worth the tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was amazing and at your own pace with audio as part of the ticket price. Worth every penny. Gift shop at end of the tour.

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