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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 3 days ago via mobile

The mansions are stunning! Stunning! stunning! I have been on tour in Europe and the Newport mansions rival anything I've seen overseas. ( except for the palace of Versailles ) The staff is extremely courteous and the preguided headset tours are amazing. Giving you everything...More

Thank rochelleg709
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These Mansions are truly beautiful inside and out. What is amazing how beautiful they look today just like they were when they will be used by the families in the early 20th century for their summer homes. It is well worth the time spent walking...More

Thank Rosepasco
Reviewed 5 days ago

Traveling along the ocean side path, you see the grandeur of these spectacular mansions (called "cottages" by the privileged elite who lived there during the Guilded Age) while looking up at wide swathes of green, green grass. I arrived early on a weekday morning, early...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must See!!! Even for those that are not history buffs these tours are interesting and enjoyable. The national preservation society has done an incredible job with these houses so you really can picture how they actually lived back in the day. Close to downtown Newport...More

Thank Fourdogs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Newport Mansions are worth the visit, as many of the other reviews suggest. This review provides our experience on traveling to the mansions because we struggled with finding good info about traveling from Providence to the mansions. We tried to take a ferry (free...More

Thank Tara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, the opulence of these turn of the century homes is incredible. We enjoyed listening to the audio tapes to learn about the history of the homes and the families that lived there. This is a slice of American pie worth knowing about. We were...More

Thank Juli T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I take a cruise through the neighborhood every time I happen to be in Newport. There are some truly amazing stately homes to see. A few are for sale from time to time, in case you happen to have several million burning a hole in...More

Thank JackTheDog1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a 5 Mansion visit ticket (approx $35.00 pp) since we were in town for several days. It seemed to be fairly priced and best value. We chose 5 of the most "popular" and showy mansions and loved every bit of it. Suggest you...More

1  Thank byairorsea
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

2  Thank jeffah
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Nancy B
2 August 2017|
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.
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
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