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The Preservation Society of Newport County

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Address: 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6924
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+1 401-847-1000
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Society dedicated to the preservation of 9 of Newport's mansions.

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We made this our first port of call for a two day visit so that we could buy the most cost effective tickets. We wanted to see 5 houses and so it was just about cheaper to buy a... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We made this our first port of call for a two day visit so that we could buy the most cost effective tickets. We wanted to see 5 houses and so it was just about cheaper to buy a membership. We also made bookings for the Servants Quarters tour at the Elms and the Underground tour at Breakers. The man... More 

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Rhode Island
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

... If you plan on visiting more than 3 homes or if you live in RI or SE Mass. We did a family membership plus, so we could bring 1 extra guest to every mansion we visited. It's been worth the $125 yearly membership (and it's tax deductible). As far as the Mansions - it's one of the best attractions... More 

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Oklahoma City, United States
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stopped at the office to buy mansion tickets. Lady at desk was okay, but not super friendly. Had to pry to get more information

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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Loved it! The Preservation Society of Newport County is doing a wonderful job of saving and sharing this time in our history. Self-guided time to explore and you can take pictures. We are now members and plan to go as often as we can. Thank you!

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Globe, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I can't even imagine what it would have been like to have had that kind of money back then, especially from the coal industry

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Newport, the preservation society has done an excellent job of maintaining the mansions, the tours were fascinating. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Being handicapped, they were more than accommodating. There is so much to see and do, we enjoyed our entire time while there! Will definitely recommend to anyone, we will be back soon.

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Rhode Island
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

There are so many preservation properties that it is impossible to mention all of them. If you go to any of the properties on Bellevue Ave the staff can sell tickets to more than just that property and also offer suggestions on which ones to see based on your interests.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Do the math and you'll see how much you can save by becoming a member.My wife and I got a 2 person membership for $75. We visited 6 mansions, including the Breakers. I figure I saved $127. Every volunteer we met could not have been any nicer.

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Bridgeton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a spectacular "Summer Cottage"! This self guided tour with individual audio narration was great! Our party of four was just wowed! The opulence of Alva Vanderbilt was spectacular! The history of her and her family was explained well by the audio narration. The culture of the times was clearly understood by all! A must see!

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Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The mansions of Newport, Rhode Island are some of the most beautiful, historic and extravagant homes on the planet. From The Breakers to The Isaac Bell their elegance takes your breath away as each room you enter is more astounding than the previous one. For the shear experience of walking through the history of America's Gilded Age there is nothing... More 

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