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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A walk back in the history of the guilted age. Hard to believe these were considered cottages. Would recommend after seeing the Breakers that you spend the time to do the behind the scenes tour. This helps put in perspective what it took the maintain...More

1  Thank gregb333888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The homes managed by Newport Mansions (owned by the Newport Preservation Society) and additionally other open homes are a very pleasant look into America's " Royal Families" of the last century. There is parking by all the individual homes so it's possible to park and...More

1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to all the mansions was fun and exciting. They are beautiful and u get to learn history about all of them. We saw the house of the great gasby and the Vanderbilt

1  Thank storm111859
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Newport to especially see the mansions. We did the 2 mansion tour--the Breakers and Rosecliff. Absolutely incredible! We also did the Cliff Walk which was really nice. We didn't do all 3.5 miles--did about 2.5. That's a must do if you are...More

Thank CatChicago_IL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a tourism truism in Newport that first-time visitors to the island must visit the tremendous Gilded Age mansions on Bellevue Avenue. That's for certain, and absolutely correct. They all, as much as they tend to blend in with one another if you visit more...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the Newport Mansions are located in the Bellevue Avenue area. Many are within walking distance from one another. Staying along Bellevue Avenue is even better, as we were able to walk to nine of the mansions from our inn on Bellevue. The cost...More

Thank Cac1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute must-see on any visit. A testament to the excess of millionaires in the Victorian Age, before state & federal income taxes, unions and OSHA. The Breakers is the granddaddy of them all, but each one has a unique character. If you can devote a...More

Thank ref2s
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansions are beautiful and elegant. They each come with a guided audio tour in several languages. Rosecliff only had English narration but had a handout about the house for my mother who prefers Spanish. It was nice experience to look through these antique homes...More

Thank Helenia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are quite a few mansions in Newport that are a must see! A few are also open during the Christmas season where you can have Christmas tea and tour the mansions decorated in their holiday finery! The self-guided tours provide the history of each...More

Thank PatL360
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw 3 of the mansions in two days. Interesting tours of all three. Would love to see all of them someday. Beautiful settings in a beautiful city!

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Nancy B
2 August 2017|
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Response from Zuly R | Reviewed this property |
Only the admission for the Breaker is 20 dollars but if you buy the package that cost 35 dollars you can see 5 mansion.
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Sandra T
2 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
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Dean_Amy-2004
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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
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