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Newport Mansions

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions
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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 1 week ago

Didn't know any history about the mansions. Only able to see two (I believe there are twelve in total). Should have planned more time. Saw the Breakers and Marble House. Spectacular in every regard. Amazing that something that magnificent could have been built that long...More

Thank mikeys2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Newport Mansion Tour is a definite must for a day trip in Newport. The trolley tour starts at the Visitors Center, with two to three drop offs to tour the Mansions. The Mansions are so grand and over the top in the best possible...More

Thank Diem722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the Breakers and the Marble House. Both places are fine examples of late 1800's opulence that is hard to imagine without seeing it and hearing the background information that is so well explained on these tours. We must remember that these mansions were...More

Thank Handyrandy63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several mansions in the Newport county that are open to public; show casing America’s wealthiest families' summer vacation homes. Of the various mansions, Marble House is amazing and a must visit. Tour include audio guide. Photo not permitted within the mansion. The garden...More

Thank ContinentsExplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see while in Newport. This time of year a few are open and decorated for Christmas. Many different ticket options depending on how many Mansion's you have time to visit. Parking is free.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased a ticket that allowed us the flexibility to visit our choice of five places. We chose The Breakers, The Elms, Marble Hose, Rose Cliff and an Animal Topiary Garden. I strongly recommend all the mansions but not the garden. There was a small...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansions in Newport were very exciting, and you can learn a lot about history there. The audio provided for each part of the mansion was very detailed and interesting. My only complaint is that my 8-year-old daughter started to grow restless at the end...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful summer home of the very wealthy people that inhabited the Newport community during the golden age. A must see.

Thank katherines389
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting, historic, mansions on Bellevue Avenue are open for tours most days. The buildings and grounds are amazing.

Thank pgau1956
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We did the five mansion tour (actually only went to four of them) in the off season, which was a good move as it is very crowded in season. The mansions are of course, spectacular, but the focus is almost entirely on the wealthy families...More

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11 November 2017|
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Response from Taylor S | Reviewed this property |
There's no need for advance purchase, as they'll keep selling for as long as the buildings are open. But, as others have pointed out, the crowds on the weekend leave much to be desired (and navigated). If you really... More
28 September 2017|
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Response from gregb333888 | Reviewed this property |
Breakers and Rosecliff. This will provide two different perspectives of the summer cottages. If you have the time do the beneath the breakers tour after you have done the regular tour. It is well worth the extra money to... More
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.