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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
+1 401-847-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the five home tour package as it was a much better value. Like all of the homes it was spectacular. We took the trolley since we were unfamiliar with the area and so we only made it through four.

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed yesterday

This was the first mansion that we visited and I was awed by the beauty of this gilded age mansion. We bought 5 mansion tour tickets and it was totally worth it. We used up 4/5 on this trip but as the tickets have lifetime...More

Thank 966shrutir
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was by far my favorite of the Newport Mansions. I could genuinely see someone living here, unlike the others. So fascinating learning about the Gilded Age, the rise and fall of the owners of these beautiful properties, and the preservation efforts since.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 3 days ago

One senior, two tweens and two 40-somethings took the servants tour on Saturday morning. It was supposed to be an hour but ran over to an hour and 20 minutes since there was so much to see and learn. This isn't just the space (which...More

Thank Traveling_JenRI
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour, wonderful time. A lot of historical information about the gilded age and its impact on society.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Guys, guys, guys.... this place..... no words! People suggest an hour and a half. We arrived late and didn't get to see the gardens with 2.5 hours! So much great information on the extra auditory stops! We must confess to being architecture geeks, but this...More

Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The mansion was beautiful and the staff was very helpful and polite. It was very easy to find and the parking was convenient. Our teenage boys liked the mansion but more interested in the grounds around it and finding lunch later lol. We didn't have...More

Thank frey98
Reviewed 6 days ago

My review is more about the Elms as an event venue. My husband and I attended a performance provided by the outstanding Newport Music Festival in what I believe is referred to as the salon. My husband is not interested in touring the mansions, per...More

Thank baywriter
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having already done the 'Breakers' tour, we decided to see how the other 90% lived within a Newport mansion so did the tour of the 'backstairs'. It is staggering to think about the amount and different types of work undertaken, and the organisation involved, to...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly wish when we had purchased tickets for the Mansion Tour that they would have told us they never expire and you don't have to see them all in one day! It would have made this tour much more pleasant if we had saw 2-3...More

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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.