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Newport Mansions

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions
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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 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.
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Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son really likes to visit the Newport mansions especially the breakers and the other larger ones. The larger ones are more interesting and have guided tour

Thank Sylvia N
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter which one of the mansions you visit, you won't be disappointed. My first visit to a mansion was in 1962 and I have continued to enjoy them over the years.. Don't limit yourself to visiting just one mansion as they all have something...More

Thank B4975YLjosephg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in RI you have to go to Newport and see the Mansions, especially if you are there around christmas. If you only have time to see 1, be sure to go the to Breakers

Thank Cynthanny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of mansions you can view whilst in Newport. We viewed two both of which were magnificent. You have the option of seeing quite a few. I would suggest though unless you have an extended stay in Boston two or possibly three...More

Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Newport, RI in the winter you will find that there are very few crowds. During this magical time 3 of the gilded mansions are decked out for the holidays. Every room has a Christmas tree that is something you would see...More

1  Thank HasayampaHeather
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio tapes are fantastic and I love the behind the scenes stories from the employees / servants! Going at our own pace really made it fantastic! Well Done Newport HIstorical Society - sadly we only visited one place but we will return!

Thank Nora A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They say these "mansions" (understatement) are mansions; however, I call them palaces that rival those of Europe. In fact they are modeled after some of them in Italy and France, especially. I enjoyed The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff and The Breakers and high tea in...More

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very festive. A must see during the holiday season. Headsets are available with the price of admission to hear the history of these beautiful homes .

Thank donnaw964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marble House is my favorite Newport mansion. This was a Special holiday outing with my family from California. So, I ordered tickets online. I checked for my 2 year old granddaughter and a ticket was not needed. My disappointment was the lack of information when...More

Thank reneec2015
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The Preservation Society of Newport County has been conducting a nice work. While some old houses are in conservation, the visitors and recent people in Newport have some chance to learn how the community life was in 19th and 20th centuries. Mainly, Vanderbilts (Cornelius Vanderbilt...More

Thank Ebru A
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Lauri D
2 January 2018|
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Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Yes, there are at least three mansions open year-round. The only days during the year that we are completely closed are Thanksgiving and Christmas day. All 10 of the Preservation Society's properties will be open daily... More
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Otis12f
10 November 2017|
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Response from Taylor S | Reviewed this property |
There's no need for advance purchase, as they'll keep selling for as long as the buildings are open. But, as others have pointed out, the crowds on the weekend leave much to be desired (and navigated). If you really... More
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cltyler2601
27 September 2017|
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Response from gregb333888 | Reviewed this property |
Breakers and Rosecliff. This will provide two different perspectives of the summer cottages. If you have the time do the beneath the breakers tour after you have done the regular tour. It is well worth the extra money to... More
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