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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 2 weeks ago

If you have a chance do the servants tour! It is the coolest part of the entire mansion. Beautiful place. It was the first one we toured and I enjoyed it. Not quite as fancy as some of the other mansions but you don't want...More

Thank JRPearce16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this is a must see if traveling to Newport! I took my daughter and her friend to Newport for the day on her 14th birthday and we all enjoyed it so much! This massive mansion is just as glorious on the outside as...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say January is a great time to visit the mansions. It was so quiet that we had our own personal tour guide. I believe her name was Priscilla and she was great. She had so much knowledge and could relay it to us...More

Thank Marko02642
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The saving of the Elms is such an interesting story. The house and grounds are beautiful. Well worth your time

Thank Cynthanny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My personal favorite if you aren't going to tour all of them. Stunning inside and out,believe one could live here.

1  Thank bhfoodie2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mansion was almost destroyed by a wrecking ball. At one time, these mansions of the Gilded Era were considered "white elephants". The contents of this house were auctioned off so house could be destroyed, but bought back later by the Preservation Society who purchased...More

1  Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large group and could tour this wonderful piece of history at our own pace. Definitely recommend a visit, set aside at least an hour for the tour.

Thank Sallydz1
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I'm used to seeing this kind of place around Europe but I was delighted to find such an magnificent and elegant place on the East Coast. Everything was breathtaking and I felt like I was in a period film. Gorgeous visit.

Thank sugarybowl
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The Elms was the second Newport Mansion we visited after viewing The Breakers the previous day. The Elms is different enough from The Breakers to provide a different experience. The Elms is very grand with the pictures Marble and wall coverings all very grand. We...More

1  Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Visiting during the Christmas season is highly recommended since the crowds are less and the decorations are very nice. The Breakers is still my #1 favorite but The Elms is also worthy of a visit.

Thank Texasgirl0915
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1 February 2018|
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Response from mimalima | Reviewed this property |
Hi no you do not. We purchased our tickets right at the mansion. Some mansion give a deal where you get to go to two other mansions for a minimal addition. You can go when ever you want. Don’t think it expires .
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.