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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

There’s hardly anybody here but it’s equally as impressive as the breakers. Pretty close to the bottom end of the town.

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice but not quite as nice as The Breakers or the Marble House. If you get the package that includes multiple mansions, see this one!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This review is for the Servant Life Tour. It was fantastic. A great look behind the scenes to see how these houses actually functioned. If I remember correctly, my guide's name was Kenney. She was well-informed, personable, and professional. Very good guide. The tour does...More

Thank rustymambo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite of the five mansions we toured. The audio self-tour was by far the most detailed and entertaining.

1  Thank Rich O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the place. They said it would take 45 minutes - it took us 2 hours and that, I reckon, was conservative

Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE went to 4 Newport "cottages" and we liked the Elms alot. It is beautiful and has the original furniture etc so you get a good idea of how people lived in it. The rates fir the tours are reasonable if you purchase for multiple...More

Thank Martha N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elms is less lavish than the Breakers but is stunning. The audio-guide is great. It gives a real insight into the summer holidays of the wealthy in the gilded age.

Thank Max2962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can only go to one mansion in Newport, this should be the one. This spectacular home has beautifully appointed public rooms on the first floor. Though by today’s standards they are over the top, they are quite modest by those of the gilded...More

Thank chrijoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owing to its popularity on TripAdvisor we selected The Elms as our second mansion to visit. Not quite as grand as the Breakers but just as impressive. The audio tour gave use insight into the heyday of the mansion. We liked seeing both sides of...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful building for sure...but we wish we knew ahead that a good majority of the interior had been sold off at one ooint and the historic society is trying to get more of the original furnishings back. The servants tour was phenomenal

Thank Tammy Jo O
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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.