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Top Historical Mansions in Newport

Top Historical Mansions in Newport

The Newport mansions celebrate a bygone era, a period during the 19th-century “gilded age” when wealthy industrialists built lavish summer mansions along the Rhode Island coast. Here are some of the top elegant structures in Newport.

The Breakers

Arguably the most impressive of Newport’s summer residences, The Breakers was built by the famed Vanderbilt family to serve as their humble holiday “cottage.” The property stayed in the hands of the family and its heirs until the mid-20th century, when it was turned over to the Preservation Society of Newport County. Today, visitors can explore the incredible interior of this seaside palace as part of a number of day trips to the mansions.

Marble House

The Marble House is yet another summer home owned by the Vanderbilt family, a property known for its prominent portico and incredible array of 50 rooms. You can check out this National Historic Landmark as part of one of several excursions to Newport Beach’s famous Ocean Drive.

Rosecliff

Modeled after the Palace of Versailles in France, the Rosecliff dates to 1898, when construction was started by wealthy silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs. The mansion’s luxurious interiors have even caught the eye of those in the movie industry, having been used as  a setting for film productions including True Lies and Amistad.

The Elms

The Elms once served as the holiday estate of Berwind-White Coal Mining Company founder Edward Julius Berwind, boasting a ballroom, conservatory, library, and beautifully manicured grounds. Many group and private tours of Newport include a stop at this opulent residence.

Chateau-sur-Mer

Known as one of the older mansions that helped kick off Newport’s wealthy building boom, the Chateau-sur-Mer boasts beautiful Victorian-style architectural details. This iconic home can be seen during a stroll along the 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) Cliff Walk, a public walkway that passes by many of Newport’s most famous properties.

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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
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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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