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The Elms

367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
+1 401-847-1000
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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris. Construction of The Elms was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million. The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds' collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.
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367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
+1 401-847-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

The audio tour of the mansion was great - so much history and background of the people who lived in the house. A beautiful place and very interesting!

Thank Lynette58
Reviewed yesterday

Breathtaking house with lovely grounds with a fairly good audio tour, though it would have been good to be told the names of the people in the portraits. The additional tour showing the life of the servants is worth the extra ticket price, though it...More

Thank SuePB
Reviewed 2 days ago

The preserved Mansion is worth an hours visit. The visit is self conducted with a audio system for you to go at your own pace.

Thank StuartRon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another grand home with lots of interesting stories. This home was saved by activists who became the Newport Historical Society. It came very close to being torn down in the early 1960s. The audio tour was as good as the others, and held my attention...More

Thank Ron_Koyich
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful home and grounds with good audio tour. It’s fascinating to hear the stories of the people who lived here and imagine what it would have been like. We’ve visited two of the Newport mansions (the Elms and the Breakers) and would love to see...More

Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not a big fan of touring "the rich and famous," so when my wife wanted to go see the Newport Mansions I was getting ready for a long day. Boy was I surprised! The self-guided audio tour at the Breakers and the Elms...More

2  Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Elms was one of 11 Newport, RI Mansions that date back over 100 years, prior to income taxes and represents unbelievable wealth and opulence!

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well kept property. One of the larger mansions to tour in Newport. They do have their own parking if you choose to drive to this one.

Thank MichiganMarie
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Breakers tends to get all the press, but this one was really my favorite of the ones we visited. It is very lovely. Well worth touring.

Thank karmen1955
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the second house we visited and found the history very interesting. The decor was amazing and we enjoyed the below stairs rooms.

Thank Veronica E
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Kathryn L
12 April 2016|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
We bought a 3 house ticket and went around the Elms ourselves following the audio route
Al F
14 March 2016|
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Response from happytraveler177 | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is handed out after you pay an entrance fee. The audio is free.
3 September 2015|
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Response from Vilaas | Reviewed this property |
It depends on you,if you want do it on your own through the audio aid...you can linger on taking the history slowly....anything between and hour or two...all depends on yr own interest.