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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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We did the self guided tour. Very nice. You really got a feel for how the house might have been when the family was in residence. Enjoyed the history of this beautiful house and... read more

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the self guided tour. Very nice. You really got a feel for how the house might have been when the family was in residence. Enjoyed the history of this beautiful house and grounds.

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Weston,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The servants tour was worth it. Interesting to see behind the scenes. The regular audio tour was similar to other properties

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mansion stunning! Visited yesterday. Service in gift shop was terrible. Lady in shop unable to use credit card device. Unable to process international cards, this is the first time in our entire visit to the US that a vendor was unable to process any international payment. Have used card prior & since with no issues. Having witnessed how the lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ELMS is beautiful. With a lot of American history you have to see how they live back in 1920 it's educational.if you are in Newport Rhode Island you have to take a tour of mansions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Elms is a must see if you are visiting the Newport mansions. The self guided tour takes about 50 minutes if you only listen to the main tour, but closer to 2 hours if you listen to all the extras. Be sure to do the "Behind the scenes servants' quarters tour" (extra fee). It's well worth it. Takes about... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you see a number of the mansions in Newport, you try to assign what is unique about each one. The Elms has the Marble. There is no way to describe the extraordinary creations of furniture donned with very very ornate marble. Each piece seems to come from a fantasy of the designer. This house is worth seeing for the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful mansion and grounds . Walking tour headset they give you is great .pay the extra money and take the behind the scenes servant tour .great look at how the other half lived

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Elms is a beautiful house but if I had to pick, the Servant tour is much better than the actual house. Its amazing to be able to go behind the scenes and see how the servants lived. This is a must for any Downton Abbey fan. The views you will see are great. Just note that this tour is... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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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