The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County
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Society dedicated to the preservation of 9 of Newport's mansions.
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Barbara A
Miami, FL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
When searching for activities for my husband and I to do in Newport Rhode Island, I came across the Newport Mansions the preservation Society in Newport County membership. We got the dorm membership. All in all it comes out less expensive if you want to see more than two museums. The membership is good for one year. There are other perks as well. Highly recommend it.
Written October 29, 2021
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Jola O
Las Vegas, NV520 contributions
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Jun 2022
The Society has done a wonderful job restoring and maintaining the mansions. Also, the self-guided tour app is the best I have EVER used. It's easy to download and use with lots of behind-the-scenes and additional information. I love it! Many thanks!!!
Written July 14, 2022
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Bonnie O
Mineola, New York, United States1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
On a trip to Newport last week my husband and I visited the mansions and took the servant life tour. We r great fans of Downton Abbey and were excited to see it. I was very disappointed that the Docent was a young man who had no personality and had to be prodded for information. He led us through a bunch of empty rooms and we pretty much felt like we were ripped off. The tour taught us nothing about a servants life and proved to be a waste of time and money. I think you need to rethink that tour to better serve the people who would want to get a glimpse of a servants life in that era.
Written July 24, 2013
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crbrautigam
Decatur, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
My husband and I became Preservation Society of Newport County members seven years ago after visiting the Newport Mansions where we have returned from our Central Illinois home on five different occasions.
Ensuring that this chapter in American history continues through our support of the Preservation Society is just one of the many reasons we renew our membership annually.
Members are eligible for discounts in the Society's gift shops (available online), and unlimited access to the mansions. We look forward to receiving the Preservation Society publications and reading about the different mansions with their changing exhibits and updates on the ongoing renovations and acquisitions.
Our intent is to be lifelong members and to contribute in our small way to have others appreciate and enjoy the treasures that are part of the properties which the Preservation Society owns and continues to maintain.
Dick and Charlyn Brautigam
Decatur, Illinois
Written May 30, 2016
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Larry S
North Tonawanda, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Do the math and you'll see how much you can save by becoming a member.My wife and I got a 2 person membership for $75. We visited 6 mansions, including the Breakers. I figure I saved $127. Every volunteer we met could not have been any nicer.
Written August 7, 2016
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wheresthebeach123
Cincinnati, OH142 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Solo
I purchased a membership online for $50 which allows unlimited access to all mansions for a year plus a guest....so worth it! I only had time to visit The Breakers, Rosecliff and Marble House. The self-guided audio tours are great! Lots of interesting information and explanation of the rooms and what you are seeing. This was my first trip to Newport. When I return, I will definitely make time to see the other mansions and return to the ones already visited. I almost did not do this thinking it would be just looking at gross displays of extreme wealth but these mansions represent much more than that when you learn the "behind the scenes" historical details. Thanks to The Preservation Society of Newport County for its excellent work in maintaining these exquisite properties for all to experience. Highly recommend!
Written May 19, 2019
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Kirsy1
Silver Spring, MD357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We toured the Breakers and Rosecliff. And servant tour at the Elms. The audio tours at the first two are great. The give good stories and background. 4 teenagers were entertained.
Metered parking available (weekday) by 40 Steps on the Cliff Walk. But get there by 10:00.
Written August 10, 2017
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Andre C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Spectacular! It felt as if it were the TV show Upstairs Downstairs
Listening to the recorded lives and stories of the owners and the people that work in each one of these beautiful mansions, the stunning gift shops are not intrusive and some of the local food is fantastic.
The Victorian Age comes alive!
Written May 24, 2016
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Giantess
Winter Springs, FL296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
You can purchase your membership online. It takes about a week to get your membership cards. But it allows you access to all of the museums. You also get discounted rates for the servants tour and gift shop purchases.
Even without the discounts it's such a wonderful organization. They have done a remarkable job in preserving and maintaining these beautiful homes. The docents were top notch! I highly highly recommend getting your membership!!!
Written September 9, 2015
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Nikko4Me
Milford, MA5,939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We have seen all the properties, many at least once a year as we are members. Price for a dual membership is $75 with a household membership just a few more dollars at $90. The membership comes with a single use guest pass which alone can be worth $21, expanding a friend or family members opportunity to see one of the mansions with you and your family!

There are also other great members only events as well as the Wine & Food Festival which members get a discount. The various gift shops in the mansions as well as the store in downtown Newport also offer a 10% discount.

Another small perk is being able to walk by the lines getting tickets at the booth as members can walk-in and show their membership card and ID. We have gone when there can be long lines at some of the mansions, so being able to advance past this can save some time which is better spent seeing the properties!!
Written August 10, 2015
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