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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 check in was a little slow but the Preservation Society did a great job with the tour options on the audio system. very informative and flexible.

Thank John I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful mansion with free parking. It is busy, but we did not have to wait long to find an open space to park. the decorating was absolutely beautiful with so many details to observe. There are restrooms on site and a gift...More

Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed 2 days ago

My first "gilden" mansion and I was blown away. Took me right back to Europe. This mansion is done in French style. Headphones are given with a paid ticket. Take your time and listen to the added information, it is worth it. The porch area...More

Thank marylou72
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to visit and tour. As with some of the other historic mansions in the area, they offer a very informative self guided tour which gives you a really good look into the history, culture and lifestyle of not only this particular...More

Thank DNapTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is part of a multi tour package of homes to visit. We bought the one for The Breakers and one other. We chose The Elms. It is wonderfully elegant and resembles European estates that we have visited. The gardens out back are expansive. The...More

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cottage, as grand as can be but understated in its own way. The sun room is unique to the cottages we visited. It's amazing that the house ways just days from a wrecking ball and was saved and then the historical...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Elms, recognized as one of the most sophisticated houses of its time, one of the first homes in America to be wired for electricity, offers a self-guided tour of the mansion and elegant grounds and also a Servant Life Tour that gives visitors a...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited both The Elms and Breakers. They are as wonderful as each other in different ways. We enjoyed a self guided audio tour, which was informative and interesting. The Elms really is a beautiful house and an absolute 'must see' when in Newport.

Thank Worldwatcher
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful home of the period. Enjoyed the audio tour that provided detailed information about the house. A must see!

Thank Bamagirl5517
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful mansion with all the furniture left intact and even funny small surprise around for the visitors!

Thank Olga C
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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.