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Review of Newport Mansions

Newport Mansions
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive
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Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour
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$780.00*
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions
Ranked #1 of 57 Tours in Newport
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Owner description: In Newport, RI, the leading architects of the 19th and early 20th centuries built magnificent mansions for the nation's social and financial elite. These "summer cottages" provided the backdrop for a society centered on sport, fashion and parties in settings of spectacular natural beauty. Ten of these properties have been preserved by The Preservation Society of Newport County and are open to the public. From the homes of a colonial merchant and leading China traders of the Victorian era, to the great Italian and French Renaissance palaces of the Gilded Age, these houses span over 250 years of American architectural and social history.Visit the Newport Mansions: The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Chepstow, Hunter House, and Green Animals Topiary Garden.
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We come up several times a year to tour the mansions. The kids love playing on the huge lawns and exploring the gardens.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went here two years ago when on a trip visiting relatives. These Mansions,really show how the rich lived. In my imagination it really take took me back to prohibition days and when families had REAL money. On one house for example, they had built an underground passage for delivery vehicles to off load their goodies! If you don't want to enter the homes it's still a good hour to drive round The Breakers and of course taking in the Ocean Drive. Take a picnic and sit by the ocean. Lovely drive to get there too ( we went in from Warwick) DO take your camera!

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you love history and touring beautiful gardens and amazing historic homes, this is for you. We took the Premium Tour, which includes admission to The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, The Elms Servant Tour and lunch at The Elms Carriage House. $49.00 per adult. We enjoyed all the tours,especially the Elms Servant Tour. The servants had it better than the servants at "Downton Abbey".Need to allow plenty of time for these tours. Wish we had stayed overnight. The lunch was good, but nothing special.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

They were the summer residences, or so call "cottages", of the ultra riches at that time. Magnificent is the only word could describe them. We bought the passes that include admissions to any 5 of those most famous mansions, even we only had time to visit 4 –The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff, and it was still a better value deal.

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Visited the beautiful Breakers mansion on a long week-end in Newport (holidaying fr Australia), only had time to visit this house; audio tour was excellent and well presented. You could walk at leisure through the house and grounds. A great opportunity to see and learn about some American Architecture and design and also hear about society in those times. Visited shortly after seeing The Great Gatsby which was reminiscent of that period of time.

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