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Address: 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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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Servant Life Tour

The Elms is a nice mansion to tour, but it is your typical Gilded Age mansion. What made this location an excellent visit was the Servant Life Tour they offer. It was extremely... read more

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Elms is a nice mansion to tour, but it is your typical Gilded Age mansion. What made this location an excellent visit was the Servant Life Tour they offer. It was extremely enjoyable and interesting. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Extraordinary piano concert by Suzanna Perez Laramee for the famous Newport Music Festival held at the beautiful and historic Elms Mansion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, another Newport Mansion... but I think this one is worth a visit. I have seen the other mansions and they all have their own character. I love The Elms! The front is quite close to the Avenue. It's beautiful but doesn't seem quite as imposing as the others. It is different inside. There are beautiful tapestries and unique aspects... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting The Elms is a 2 part journey into a bygone era in Newport RI when the summer homes of some of the very wealthiest were truly extravagant mansions. A comfortable audio tour allowed us to visit The Elms, home of coal baron Edward Julius Berwind and his family, at our own pace, Constructed in 1901,The Elms was home to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic garden, well kept ground were lovely to visit on a hot 🔥 day in July. The house was interesting to walk through with guided tour and is recommended a visit to soak up some history.

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Attleboro, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A throw back in time to the days of grand balls and galas. Great night and a wonderful venue. Meeting many of the tennis legends was also a bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This mansion is a treasure. Please don't let the Breakers and Rosecliff let you leave this one behind. The gardens are a walk but extraordinary . a beautiful tribute to a time gone by. The Elms is the gilded age at its best!

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured all the mansions and this is by far our favorite - "our" includes my two sons, daughter and husband. We enjoyed it's understated elegance and artwork from Venice and China. We toured it twice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good tour. The Breakers tour is better for children. If you have an interest in architecture it is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion is so big, so incredible, so grand and so amazing. The tour is self guided wit headphones. This allowed me to listen and move at my own speed and stop and look as long as I wanted. I enjoyed learning the history and about the inhabitants as well.

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