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“Newport mansions are always worth the trip!”
Review of The Elms

The Elms
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
Ranked #4 of 114 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: 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.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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“Newport mansions are always worth the trip!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am a big fan of the Newport Preservation Society and always tour several of the mansions when in Newport. The servant tour is not to be missed as you are able to get the "behind the scenes" look into the property as well as a deeper perspective on life "downstairs".

Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful house & gardens”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved the Elms & especially the Servants Tour. The guide gave tons of detail about the owners & the people who kept up this grand old manor during the Guilded age & beyond

Visited July 2014
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Eustis, Florida
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“My favorite mansion”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

The decor here was not as gaudy and The Breakers. Much more to my taste. Audio tour was well done. The grounds were nice. Wish the restaurant in the carriage house had been open.

Visited June 2014
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SanFrancisco Bay Area
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“Servants Tour - a unique look at what it took to run a mansion”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the servants tour - you get a good feel for how much it took to run one if these "8 weeks a summer" lavish residences. You go from the 3rd floor to the "sub" basement on this tour including several areas not included in the audio tour. This tour has a live guide -and questions are encouraged.

Note that admission to the mansion is not included so if you want to see the "front of the house" you will need an additional ticket.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Thought it would be small - wrong”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We thought we would start out with "small" houses and work out way up. This mansion wowed us right away. Quite impressive from beginning to end. Go see it"

Visited June 2014
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