Take a Photo...Share a Memory
The Preservation Society now allows smart phone interior photography at the Newport Mansions, with the exception of Hunter House. Photography is only allowed when it does not disrupt the quiet enjoyment of the properties by other visitors. This exception to the "no interior photography policy" allows photography, without flash, tripods or selfie sticks, for non-commercial and social media uses only by visitors. No commercial use or sale of images is permitted without prior written agreement with the Preservation Society.
SLR film and digital cameras, and commercial or industrial video cameras are only allowed by written agreement. Permission forms will be available at each house.
During guided and group tours, stops for brief photo ops will be allowed as time permits. Guests using audio tour devices may use their own discretion in taking time for photographs unless they delay other guests. Visitors may not record guides giving their presentations. At no time may visitors step beyond the roped boundaries of the tour route. Photo ops may be limited when there is high volume visitation. In all cases, visitors must follow the direction of house staff about photography.
Photography during programs, lectures and receptions will be allowed on a case by case basis.
The use of drones over Preservation Society properties, even equipped with smart devices, remains completely prohibited, regardless of whether the controller is on or off Preservation Society property.
Visitors to the Newport Mansions are welcome to photograph or videotape the exterior of the houses and their grounds for their own personal use. No commercial use of any photographs taken on the grounds is permitted except with advance written permission from the Preservation Society.
Welcome to the Newport Mansions
The Preservation Society of Newport County is a private non-profit institution dedicated to historic preservation. We invite you to come and explore our eleven properties, representing more than 250 years of social, architectural and landscape history in one of America's most historically intact cities.
Learn about our exciting audio tours
, and the behind-the-scenes Servant Life Tour
at The Elms, where you'll enjoy an American Downton Abbey-like experience.
Colonial, Victorian, the Gilded Age - Newport has it all, and the Preservation Society offers our visitors a variety of affordable ticket and membership packages
. Plan a personal itinerary, design a family vacation or make arrangements for group tours;
all the information you need is right here. Read through our common questions
page to find the answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by visitors who are planning their trip to the mansions.
Invest your vacation dollars in historic preservation by becoming a member
of the Preservation Society. Membership provides an annual pass good for unlimited admission to all of the Society's properties, and many other benefits including discounts in the Newport Mansions Stores.
Some of our houses are open seasonally, so please check our Operating Schedule to determine which houses are open and which tours are offered when you are planning to visit.