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Chateau-sur-Mer

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One of the many impressive Newport Mansions, Chateau-sur-Mer calls famous Bellevue Avenue home. Completed in 1852, it had a reputation for its parties, including the "Fete Champetre," an elaborate picnic for more than two thousand guests in 1857, and the 1889 debutante ball for Miss Edith Wetmore.

Chateau-sur-Mer was built for China trade merchant William Shepard Wetmore. When Wetmore died ten years later he left the Italianate-style villa and much of his fortune to his son, George Peabody Wetmore.

The son, who went on to a distinguished political career as Governor of Rhode Island and as a United States Senator, married in 1869. He and his wife, Edith, spent a stretch of the 1870s on extended trip to Europe. During their travels, architect Richard Morris Hunt remodeled and redecorated the estate in the Second Empire French style. It was then purchased by the Preservation Society of Newport County in 1969 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

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424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island

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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. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter password, & download tour. When you arrive, go to the Discover Newport Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking! This is not an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ultimate Newport, RI Self-Guided Tour Package

Ultimate Newport, RI Self-Guided Tour Package

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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. Recommended: Purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen together! Within 30 mins, we'll send you a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter 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. The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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
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