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The Elms

367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
+1 401-847-1000
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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.
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367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
+1 401-847-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

The saving of the Elms is such an interesting story. The house and grounds are beautiful. Well worth your time

Thank Cynthanny
Reviewed yesterday

My personal favorite if you aren't going to tour all of them. Stunning inside and out,believe one could live here.

Thank bhfoodie2017
Reviewed yesterday

This mansion was almost destroyed by a wrecking ball. At one time, these mansions of the Gilded Era were considered "white elephants". The contents of this house were auctioned off so house could be destroyed, but bought back later by the Preservation Society who purchased...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a large group and could tour this wonderful piece of history at our own pace. Definitely recommend a visit, set aside at least an hour for the tour.

Thank Sallydz1
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm used to seeing this kind of place around Europe but I was delighted to find such an magnificent and elegant place on the East Coast. Everything was breathtaking and I felt like I was in a period film. Gorgeous visit.

Thank sugarybowl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Elms was the second Newport Mansion we visited after viewing The Breakers the previous day. The Elms is different enough from The Breakers to provide a different experience. The Elms is very grand with the pictures Marble and wall coverings all very grand. We...More

Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting during the Christmas season is highly recommended since the crowds are less and the decorations are very nice. The Breakers is still my #1 favorite but The Elms is also worthy of a visit.

Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose tour about servants life in the mansion.We where glad to see other side of living in this Mansion.I never had a chance to book tour about life of people who serve the owners and families in such Palaces.Very Interesting.

Thank kpete58
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Elms just before Christmas, and the house was all decked out and decorated for the holidays. We specifically chose this property because it is one of four Newport mansions offering an audio tour. Be prepared for stairs on this tour. There is...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all the others in Newport it is worth the visit. No tour guide is necessary because they give you small hearing devices that guide you through your tour. It is setup to accommodate many languages.

Thank John F
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Kathryn L
11 April 2016|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
We bought a 3 house ticket and went around the Elms ourselves following the audio route
Al F
13 March 2016|
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Response from happytraveler177 | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is handed out after you pay an entrance fee. The audio is free.
2 September 2015|
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Response from Vilaas | Reviewed this property |
It depends on you,if you want do it on your own through the audio aid...you can linger on taking the history slowly....anything between and hour or two...all depends on yr own interest.