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Luxury Mansions in Newport: Historic Summer Playground of the Elite

During Rhode Island's Gilded Age, the country's wealthiest families vacationed on Bellevue Avenue, living in opulent mansions and hosting extravagant parties. Today, these lavish houses are open to the public as museums, with guided and self-guided tours available. With beautiful architecture and living history, these fabulous estates host numerous special events throughout the year. Newport mansion hours vary by property, and you can purchase tickets for single properties or combine five mansions together.
 

Details

Hours
Varies per Mansion
 
Prices
$14.50-$19.50 Adults, $5.50 Youth 6-17
 

Events

 
  • Green Animals Children's Party
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch
  • Newport Flower Show
  • Wine & Food Festival
  • Summer Dinner Dance
 
 

Activities

  • Guided Tours
  • Shopping
  • Special Events
  • Self-Guided Audio Tours
  • Cliff Walks
 

FAQs

  • How many mansions are there in Newport?

    There are total 11 properties that comprise the Newport Mansions. These include Rovensky Park, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Kingscote, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, Isaac Bell House, Marble House, The Breakers, The Elms, and Rosecliff.
  • Did anyone famous live at these mansions?

    Yes. This area was the summer playground for the wealthiest families including the Astors, the Vanderbilts and the Morgans. Other famous residents included Isaac Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind and Ogden Goelet.
 

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