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The Elms Tours

The Elms
Built as a summer residence, The Elms is one of almost a dozen properties cared for by Rhode Island's Preservation Society of Newport County. It was designed and constructed in 1901. Modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris, it cost the Berwind family approximately $1.4 million to build. (Calling both Philadelphia and New York home, Edward Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry.)  After the house was finished, elaborate gardens were planted in the early 1900s.

The house remained in the Berwind family until 1961. The Preservation Society of Newport County purchased The Elms in 1962 and opened it to the public. In 1996, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.

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An audio tour is included with admission to The Elms. Plan on an hour and a half to explore the mansion and grounds. The operating schedule varies according to the season, and free off-street parking is available. Children are welcome at The Elms, but strollers are not permitted inside the mansion. 
Address: 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Hours: Vary
Admission: Varies
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Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission

Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission

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Escape the hustle of the city and get away to the tranquility of Newport, Rhode Island, on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect getaway and just 70 miles south of Beantown. Explore the Breakers mansion, the most grandiose of Newport’s summer mansions. Visit attractions like the Ocean Drive Historic District, the St Mary’s Church complex and the U.S. Naval War College, among others. Hotel pickup and drop-off plus a snack, guidebook and discount offer card are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.36
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US$113.36
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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour

Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour

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Hop into a pedicab for a private tour of Newport, Rhode Island. Your personal guide, who navigates through the area for you, tailors the tour to your interests and provides little–known anecdotes about Newport’s rich history. Unlike bus and shuttle tours, pedicab transport affords you unobstructed views of the scenery and plenty of photo opportunities.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions

Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions

Visit Newport, Rhode Island and its historic mansions on a private full-day tour from Boston. Relax in a deluxe vehicle with your own private driver who takes you to the elegant mansions that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. You can tour the mansions (own expense), stroll around the grounds and the Cliff Walk, and have lunch in Newport, where many restaurants serve up fresh seafood and more.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$850.00
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US$850.00
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Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore Newport, RI with a scenic self-guided driving tour! See everything this seaside town has to offer at your own pace. As you drive down Bellevue Avenue, the "most beautiful avenue in the world", see and learn about the gorgeous Gilded Age Mansions along the way - including The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Château-sur-mer, and more. Continue along Ocean Drive, featuring breathtaking vistas. This self-guided tour allows you to explore with maximum flexibility and value. Recommended: Purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen together! Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter password, and download tour. Drive to the Visitor Center, start the tour, and follow the instructions! Stick to the route and speed limit for the best experience. Password is valid for 30 days from the Travel Date. This is not an entrance ticket to any attraction. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$7.00
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US$7.00
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Ultimate Newport, RI Self-Guided Tour Package

Ultimate Newport, RI Self-Guided Tour Package

Explore all of Newport, RI! Experience the iconic Cliff Walk, which winds past famous Gilded Age mansions like The Breakers and Marble House. Then hop into your car and drive down Bellevue Avenue and around Ocean Drive. Learn about the mansions, Newport's historic past, and iconic American millionaires like the Vanderbilts and Astors. This combo package offers the best value for those looking to get the most out of their trip to Newport, Rhode Island. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Newport’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. Recommended: Purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen at the same time! Within 30 mins, we'll send you a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$9.99
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are The Elms hours of operation?
A:
The Elms hours of operation: Vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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