Group Tours


Self-guided audio tours are provided at The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House.   Self guided audio tours permit each member of your group to move through the house at their own pace.  Audio tours range in length from 30-90 minutes depending upon the interest of the visitor.   Audio tours are available in multiple languages, and printed scripts are also available in several languages.  Please ask for details about available options when scheduling your tour.

Guided tours are provided at Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote and Rosecliff.   Guided tours are led by our experienced staff of tour guides.  The narrated portion of each tour is approximately 45 minutes in length. 

A self-guided tour is available of the garden and Brayton estate house at Green Animals Topiary Garden. Detailed garden maps are distributed to our visitors to enjoy the garden at your leisure.  

Please check the operating schedule to determine which properties will be open when you plan your visit.  You should allow 90 minutes to visit each property, permitting your group to enjoy the house, grounds and the Newport Mansions Stores.  

Please enjoy lunch or dinner at any of  Newport County’s many fine restaurants. Please visit for a complete list of dining options.

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Student Tours

Student tour groups are always welcome at all of the Newport Mansions.  Several properties offer teacher resource guides geared to specific lesson plans.

The Marble House Mythology and Architecture Tour is accompanied by a downloadable Teacher Resource Guide that provides suggested lesson plans, online tours and research material to support RI learning standards for elementary students.  Designed for students in grades 4-8, this special tour helps students gain a basic understanding of mythology and architecture through imagery, story, interactive participation and by pre-and post-visit activities.   This tour is available daily at 9:30 a.m. with advance reservations.

A Teacher Resource Guide is also available for the Green Animals History on Site Program, which enables students to understand the art of gardens.  Individual imagination and creativity of students is cultivated through lesson plans and a tour focused on the artistic evaluation of Green Animals Topiary Garden.

Teacher Resources Guides are also available for The Breakers and the Gilded Age, and Architecture at The Elms.


Christmas at the Newport Mansions

Celebrate the holiday season at The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House from mid-November through New Year's, when the houses are decorated in festive themes.  The houses will sparkle with silver and gold, and rooms are filled with decorated trees, thousands of poinsettia plants, wreaths, garlands and flowers.

Either guided tours or open-house formats may be in effect. 

Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions

During Saturday evening open houses in November and December, guests can stroll through the house in the evening while enjoying live music, with a stop for Christmas sweets, eggnog and cider.


The Breakers and Rosecliff are fully wheelchair accessible.  The Elms and Marble House are partially accessible.

Audio tours or printed scripts are available in several languages at The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms and Rosecliff.  Please ask for details about available options when scheduling your tour.

Contact Us

We will be happy to provide materials to help you promote your group's visit to the Newport Mansions.  To request materials, or to arrange a group visit, contact:

Group Tours
The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Phone: (401) 847-2251
Fax:  (401) 847-9477


Group Visit Reservation Form

To request a group visit to the Newport Mansions, please download, fill out and submit the appropriate form below.

To qualify for the ADULT GROUP rate, a minimum of 20 persons is required, and all must visit as an organized group with one person responsible for full payment.  Driver and escort are complimentary.

Download the Adult Group Reservation Form.

To quality for the STUDENT GROUP rate, the group must be affiliated with an educational organization and consist of a minimum of 10 students.  For students ages 6-17, one adult chaperone is complimentary and required for every 10 students. 

Download the Student Group Reservation Form.

See the group tour admission rates.      See the operating schedule.