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Newport Mansions – The Preservation Society
The Newport Mansions exemplifies three centuries of the finest achievements in American architecture, decorative arts, and landscape design. Audio tours at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House & Rosecliff bring you the personal stories of the men and women who lived in these grand mansions and the household staff who cared for them. You can also tour the underground boiler room, tunnel and basement of The Breakers. Beneath The Breakers Tour reveals the cutting edge domestic technology that made the elegant lifestyle possible. A unique Servant Life Tour at The Elms takes you from the basement coal tunnel to the top-of-the-house servant quarters and rooftop terrace. Whatever your interest, you’ll find it at the 10 historic houses of The Preservation Society of Newport County. There’s something for everyone, including special events like the Newport Flower Show in June, the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival in September and Christmas at the Newport Mansions, mid-November through January 1. The glitter of the gold and sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour these Gilded Age mansions decked out in Yuletide finery! Tours year round.