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Newport Mansions

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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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
+1 401-847-1000

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a tourism truism in Newport that first-time visitors to the island must visit the tremendous Gilded Age mansions on Bellevue Avenue. That's absolutely correct. They all, as much as they tend to blend into one another if you visit more than two on a...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved touring all the mansions in Newport. They are all nearby and very different. I would recommend walking shoes for the tours!

Thank S K
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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 10 January 2018

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 7 January 2018

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 6 January 2018 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 3 January 2018

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 3 January 2018

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 2 January 2018

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 29 December 2017 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
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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
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
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