The Newport Mansions:
Newport, RI

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Situated on 88 acres of gardens and parks, Newport Mansions offers a view of American history from the unique perspectives of each mansion’s owner. Every one of the historic house-museums has its own distinct personality with exceptional elegance, architecture, art, interior design and landscapes.  The mansions are under the ownership of the Newport Preservation Society.

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House offer state-of-the-art audio players with comprehensive descriptions and explanations on the lives of the people who lived and worked in the homes. The information on the audio tours was taken from diaries, letters, records and oral histories.   The other mansions, Chepstow, Hunter House, Rosecliff and Kingscote, can be toured with a guide.

The Breakers is the most impressive of Newport’s summer “cottages.” It is a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial success in the 1880’s. The Elm’s is famous for their Classical Revival gardens in addition to the mansion.  The gardens include beautiful grass, trees, marble and bronze sculptures, fountains, a sunken garden and a magnificent area to stroll in.

Each of the Mansions have its own unique history and design to be enjoyed by the visitors.

Note: No videos or photography allowed inside the mansions

Posted: August 11, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


Each Mansion is located at a different Location in Newport. They are relatively close to one another.

Phone Number:

(401) 847-1000

Summer Hours:

Open daily. All properties are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Except the Breakers and Rosecliff.

Breakers: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Rosecliff: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Check online for the current prices

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Lakewood: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Monsey: 3 hours, 20 minutes

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