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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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These homes are incredible and a glimpse in to lifestyle most of us know little about. It was an interesting time period in American history and a fascinating lifestyle. The houses all have a different story and are all amazing in their own way!
A fascinating insight into the lives of the very rich more than 100 years ago during the time when Scott Fitzgerald wrote the Great Gatsby. A beautiful coastal walk running behind many of the mansions.
I would like to have seen them all - alas...More
My wife and I drove down from Providence on a Sunday in November, and it seemed very much like the off season. Winds were cool blowing in from the ocean and the crowds were few. With 12 mansions to visit we decided to do the...More
Travelled to Newport in October (beautiful fall weather). The tours of the Breakers and the Elms were our highlight. Also, did a sunset drive along Ocean Avenue and saw some breathtaking view and homes. This is my 2nd time to the mansions and I would...More
The Mansions are Newport are an amazing link to the Gilded Age! Tours of the mansions are fantastic. So interesting to learn the history of that late 19th Century time period in Newport, Rhode Island. Very enjoyable and rewarding to visit.
We plan on visiting Newport the week after Thanksgiving but cannot get any information for purchasing advance tickets to the 3 houses that will be open. There is no option on the ticket purchase page for this combination. At first, they said "check back in...More
Download the newportmansion.org brochure if you only have time for your own driving tour. It’s abundantly clear to us we missed incredible tour experiences but just the drive was stunning. The brochure is an absolute must as it provides an brief overview as you pass...More