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Newport Mansions

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

We took the package tour of five homes. It was a better value. It took most of the day. The homes, gardens and views are magnificent. We took the trolley to get to the five homes we wanted to tour. We would not do that...More

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 6 days ago

in addition to the common large mansions like The Breakers, The Marble House, and The Elms which all have excellent audio tours, make sure you see some of the smaller ones specifically Kingscote and the Issac Bell House; both of those had tours that were...More

Thank jeffah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the tours of these beautiful mansions. They are breathtakingly beautiful and the ocean views are an added bonus. They do not disappoint!

Thank makeupladycc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansions are so impressive. We bought the five house pass for $35. This was well worth the time and expense. The audio tours that are included with admission price are very well done and offer the option to listen for extra information if you...More

2  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during a rainy day, but this activity is worth doing in any weather. You can tour the mansions at your own pace with the self guided tours. They give you a device(IPad, etc.) and headphones at the start of the tour and you...More

1  Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step into the world of the rich, these mansions are marvelous, the artisans must have spent ages creating all the exquiste work that has gone into making these "summer cottages" that what they are. The art work, decorations, so many things to admire. A must...More

1  Thank Jean W
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided at 11AM to drive to Newport to visit the mansions. We had about 5 hours and did 5 different mansions. Some where better than others but each tour (audio or guided) had it's own interesting facts for each house. Definitely...More

2  Thank Abbie D
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was our first experience to visit these great mansions, Rosecliff was the second that we visited. We were greeted and guided by Marriette, one example of the great guides during the course of the day. She shared our love of history and pointed out...More

Thank danfhamilton60
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We saw The Breakers and Marble House and thoroughly enjoyed both. The audio tours, which are included in the ticket price, were both excellent. The parking is easy and right across the street. The opulence of both homes is staggering, and we loved seeing them.

2  Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Visited Newport last week with friends and bought the 5 house pass to visit the Newport Mansions. Mansions are close to each other and all provide free parking. Audio guides in most of the houses makes for an easy stroll through the homes at your...More

3  Thank dgr1968NewJersey
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Sandra T
1 July 2017|
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Response from Drmevita | Reviewed this property |
There is a RIPTA public bus (looks like a trolley) that travels around from the visitor center on americas cup ave. you can probably find a schedule online. There are also trolley tours you can take that go down Bellevue... More
14 March 2017|
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Response from X9197ZRPeter | Reviewed this property |
I think you can see 2-3 houses in a day, especially those located in the Bellevue Ave area. I'd suggest the Breakers, Marble House, The Elms or Rosecliff. You'll enjoy any of these "Homes" Peter
14 March 2017|
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Response from Rhonda P | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion would be not more than three. I really enjoyed taking my time and taking it all in, as I am fascinated by grandness and the opulence of these homes!