The Elms is magnificent. The guided audio tour tells you everything you need to know and more. ( it takes around 40 minutes) the staff are very kind and there is ample free parking on the grounds. You will love love love this mansion
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It is sort of true that if you have seen one mansion, you have seen them all. The grounds here are breathtaking! Take the servants tour! Gives a look at what hard working early Americans had to do for the filthy rich.
When we entered we were provided with an audio guide. We were able to move at our own pace, and had a good tour.
We thought we would do the servant's tour in order to experience something different. It was certainly different and interesting and we all learned a great deal about life in those times. However, I was left feeling that I had missed out completely, because you...More
We headed to the Elms after the breakers and though smaller not at all disappointed. It was just as beautiful. We took the extra servants tour which was full of historical information and soooo interesting. You got all sorts of fun facts and saw extra...More
this is the only mansion that offers a tour of the staff/servant areas. Great way to understand what it really took to run these houses.
This was a wonderful tour. The audio was good quality and was easy to work like an iPhone or iPod. Each room that is visited has information and extra stories you can choose to listen too if you want to. The servant's life tour was...More
This is a great tour. Our guide, Maureen, was amazing. Just an hour. It could've been much longer. Well worth it. We bought tickets from the Preservation Society. Free parking too. And there is a huge tree in the back where we played under for...More
This was one of 5 mansions we visited in Newport (The Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Elms, and Chepstow. It's just staggering to the imagination that these homes were for but a single family to use just 6-8 weeks of the year. These "homes" were...More