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Address: 367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
Phone Number: +1 401-847-1000
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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of...

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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Servant's Tour

We purchased the 3 Mansion Ticket that allows you to see the 3 mansions at your leisure, no time limit...take a week, a month. We had heard about the Servant's Life Tour, but read... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We purchased the 3 Mansion Ticket that allows you to see the 3 mansions at your leisure, no time limit...take a week, a month. We had heard about the Servant's Life Tour, but read that tickets had to be booked in advance. When we arrived at the Elms, we asked about the Servant's Tour and were delighted to hear that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mansion and grounds have been impeccably restored and maintained. In the time between christmas and new years, several of the mansions have holiday decorations, including the Elms. We have visited the Breakers, Marble House, Roseclif and now The Elms and are overall impressed with the quality of the tours and the condition of theses houses. The best parts of... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a well run tour with very interesting audio accompaniment. Buy tix ahead of the visit and avoid the lines. The 5 mansion tour is almost the same as seeing one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did both the regular and servant's tour. Both are great. Audio Tour is well done, with lots of extra information. The Servant's tour is a guided tour, with access to the attic quarters, basement and other staff-only places. Extremely interesting and worth the extra cost.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This year The Elms and The Breakers were open at 9am (last year it was 10am). Therefore, we opted to do a loop of The Elms, then The Breakers, and lastly Marble House. As stated at each house, please only photography with NO flash. Both the main floor along with the bedrooms upstairs were beautifully decorated. It was great to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic home has been kept in pristine condition. Displaying the lifestyle of the elite class of the 19th century. Very similar to the Downton Abby series. Almost every room leaves you breathless at the display of opulence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Breakers first as everyone says it's best, but honestly I think I preferred this one. The Christmas decor was less trees and tinsel and more like old-timey party decorations (huge stuffed animals, creepy dolls, etc). I liked that. I also dug the foreign influences in the art and architecture here - lots of Roman, French, even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newport has a number of mansions to choose from and it is hard to decide which ones to go to first. Our first stop was the Breakers, with the best gift shop. Our second stop was the Elms for the landscape and the nice bench to enjoy a picnic lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After crossing the bridge to Newport, The Elms was the first mansion we encountered on Bellevue Avenue. Determined to make a day of it, we purchased the 5-house tour ticket – a great value. Most of the houses have a good audio tour that allows visitors to move along at their own pace; I liked being able to linger where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Instead of taking a tour of another mansion, we signed up for the Servant's Life tour at the Elms. This one-hour tour of the servant's quarters, kitchens, and other facilities was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable and gave a thorough tour and explanation of what it was like to be a servant in one of these Newport mansions (beware there... More 

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