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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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Most folks head to the Breakers if visiting only one museum in Newport. We chose the Elms because they offer a tour, in addition to the main tour, called "A Servants Life." The... read more

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Most folks head to the Breakers if visiting only one museum in Newport. We chose the Elms because they offer a tour, in addition to the main tour, called "A Servants Life." The Elms is the only mansion that offers you a look behind the scenes which is equally as fascinating as the home itself, if not more so. The... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another beautiful Newport mansion. This house, along with The Breakers and Marble House were my favorites. If I could only see three, those are the ones I would see. There are some guided tours available but we did the self guided tour so I can't comment on the guided tours.

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Montauk, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed this tour and the step back into time of the way of life in splendid Newport. The photos were amazing and the plush life was fun to see.

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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Elms Mansion is an opportunity to appreciate how the richest Americans lived at the turn of the century. Great wealth begat great privilege and while the billionaires of today live in similar estates, in the world before cell phones and the Internet , you can get a great perspective of a world more of the Great Gatsbys' than the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magnificent in its splendour and yet, more livable than the Breakers. A must to visit if you have the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Breakers and the Elms. We probably enjoyed the Breakers more because they had a family tour that was quite fun whereas the Elms tour was a bit stodgy. That beings aid, the servants' tour (which does cost additional) was interesting. That had accidentally overbooked the tour we were supposed to be on so we offered to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the servents tour because it was well reviewed. Unfortunately our tour was not good, it was downright boring. Our guide spoke of the mechanics of the building and spent lots of time showing us photos on the walls (yawn). She started a story, got distracted, and never finished. She told one story twice. The whole time I was... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Breakers is a longer tour but the Elms' grounds are nicer even though it is not on the water. Next time I want to take the Servants quarters tour which is separate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite of the mansions, which I have visited many times. It's a bit smaller than the Breakers but the yard is much more beautiful, as are the views. The house gives amazing context for how the wealthy lived. The authentic furniture and additional items really bring history to life.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the servants tour (buy advance tickets online!) and found it very interesting. One of a kind view during the tour. Then we took the self paced audio tour of the interior. Loved it.

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