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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...more
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I happen to be a huge admirer of history and anything that goes along. I visit any lighthouse or old house (the older the better) I can get to. Sometimes it's free, sometimes it's just some fund that lives and maintains the grounds on your...More
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Dear ShopD2: We are somewhat confused by your review, as we do permit photography inside the Newport Mansions. The previous restriction on interior photography was lifted two years ago, and we do now permit visitors to photograph with either smart phone or camera, without flash,...More
The Breakers Mansion is incredible. The Mansion is big, the landscape is beautiful. The rooms are beautiful, and the porch to watch and listen to the waves is Awesome. I highly recommend seeing this mansion.
The pass will allow you to see several of the houses and their grounds and support the Preservation Society to protect these works of art. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available at each house. Audio guides are very thorough with interesting facts and observations. Very...More
We love architecture but I wasn't convinced that I would enjoy the tour as mansions aren't really my thing. Surprisingly I really enjoyed it and it was definitely worth it. We did the 5 mansion option and liked seeing the range of design choices utilized...More
Even if you aren't into touring old, historic mansions like me, a drive by these old homesites is a must! The sheer number of them is somewhat mind boggling! Some are mini castle type mansions and others sprawling estates on the sea shore. You can...More
Wow is the first thing that comes to mind when you see these beautiful historic houses. We got the up to five houses tickets and that was more than enough for half a day to a day’s trip. If you visit stop by the breakers...More
This provides an insight into a 50 year period of our history. the 'Gilded Age' - and how the top 1% lived then. Although the excess is overwhelming and seems wasteful by today's standards (Washing sheets whenever anyone so much as sat on a bed...More
How the other half lived!!
These houses are something else. All grand in location architecture and size and you sense a lot of 'keeping up with the neighbors' in the designs.
Definitely in a class of their own. Some were simply stunning, some gaudy, but...More