New Sakonnet Bridge now open to motorcoaches!
General Motorcoach Information
Welcome to the Newport Mansions. Your group's visit will be more enjoyable by following our guidelines for motorcoach parking.
During scheduled operating hours, the Preservation Society's properties are marked by a green and white "open" flag at each entrance.
Idling of motorcoach engines is prohibited at Preservation Society properties. Drivers who fail to turn off engines while their group is touring a property will be required to find alternative parking. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
Also, by city ordinance, the boarding and disembarking of passengers on Bellevue Avenue
is prohibited. Please see instructions below regarding passenger drop-off and pick-up and motorcoach parking at each property.
DIRECTIONS TO BELLEVUE AVENUE, NEWPORT
(With the exception of Green Animals Topiary Garden
and Hunter House, all properties are located on or directly off Bellevue Avenue. )
From Points South, (New York City, Mystic, CT)
1-95 North to RI Exit 3A (Route 138 East). Follow signs for the Newport Bridge
. Take first exit off bridge (Scenic Newport). Turn right at end of exit ramp. Go straight through first light. Turn right at second light America
's Cup Ave. Follow America?s Cup Ave.
along waterfront, at the 7th
light bear left up hill. At 2nd
light, take right onto Bellevue Ave.
From Points North, (Boston Area)
Route 93 South to Route 128 South to Route 24 South to Route 195 West, returning to Route 24 South. Take Route 138 South. Follow directions "From Route 138 South" below.
From Cape Cod
Route 195 West to Route 24 South (Exit 8B) to Route 138 South. Follow directions "From 138 South" below.
Route 195 East to Route 24 South, to Route 138 South. Follow directions "From 138 South" below.
From Route 138 South
After 8 miles, turn left at first light (Dunkin Donuts on your right) onto Route 138A (Aquidneck Ave.) At second light, turn left. Bear right past beach and up hill on Memorial Blvd. At top of hill, turn left onto Bellevue Ave.
DIRECTIONS TO THE MANSIONS
, Ochre Point Ave.
From the intersection of Memorial Blvd.
and Bellevue Ave.
, head south 1.1 mile on Bellevue Ave.
, turn left onto Ruggles Ave. Turn left onto Ochre Point Ave. Motorcoaches must drop off passengers on the right side of Ochre Point Avenue, and then turn left into the motorcoach parking lot. This entrance and parking area is for motorcoaches only, and is well marked. The motorcoach parking lane runs along the perimeter of The Breakers parking lot; coaches should park on the left side of the parking lane. Parking of motorcoaches on Ochre Point Avenue is no longer allowed, per city ordinance.
The Breakers Stable & Carriage House, Bateman & Coggeshall Avenues From the intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., head south 1 mile on Bellevue Ave., turn right onto Gordon St. Turn left at stop sign. Coach parking is prohibited at The Breakers Stable. Coaches must drop off passengers, then park at Rosecliff and return at a designated time for pick up.
Chateau-sur-Mer, Bellevue Ave. From the intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., head south 9/10 of a mile on Bellevue Ave., turn left at entrance, continue past house to parking lot. Because of low archway near the exit, coaches must leave through the entrance.
Chepstow, Narragansett Ave. From the intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., head south 6/10 of a mile on Bellevue Ave., Turn left onto Ruggles Ave. Turn left onto Ochre Point Ave. At the end of Ochre Point Ave., left onto Narragansett Ave. Chepstow is located on right-side (green open flag). Coach parking is not permitted at Chepstow. Coaches must drop off passengers at the entrance on Narragansett Ave then park at the Preservation Society's office, located at the corner of Narragansett and Bellevue Avenues. Coaches then return to the entrance of Chepstow to pick up passengers.
The Elms, Bellevue Ave. From the intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., head south 0.35 of a mile on Bellevue Ave., Turn right onto Bellevue Court, adjacent to The Elms, and park in coach parking area at the end of the road. Groups disembark and embark here and then walk to the front entrance of The Elms using the pathway. When finished with the tour, groups exit through the side entrance and follow the pathway back to the parking lot. At no time shall the passengers board and disembark on Bellevue Court. Parking staff is on duty.
Hunter House, Washington St. Coaches are not permitted in this area and should park at the Newport Visitors Center on America's Cup Ave. nearby. Participants walk the short distance to Hunter House, approximately a five-minute walk.
Isaac Bell House, Corner of Bellevue Ave. and Perry St. Coaches are prohibited from parking, boarding or disembarking passengers at Isaac Bell House. Coaches must park at The Elms lot where passengers disembark and walk down Bellevue Court, left onto Bellevue and left onto Perry St. to entrance.
Kingscote, Bellevue Ave. & Bowery St. From the intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., head south 2/10 of a mile and take second right onto Bowery St. Turn right into entrance.
Marble House, Bellevue Ave. Head 1.5 miles south on Bellevue Ave. Parking area is located opposite Marble House. Turn right into parking lot. Groups disembark and embark here, then cross Bellevue Ave. to entrance.
Rosecliff, Bellevue Ave. From the intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., head south 1.3 miles on Bellevue Ave., turn left onto entrance.
(Approximately 10 miles and 25 minutes from Newport's Bellevue Avenue).
From Bellevue Ave., Newport: Heading North, at intersection of Memorial Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., turn right and continue down hill. At first light, bear left. At second light continue straight onto Route 214. At 4th light, turn right onto Route 114 North. After 5.5 miles, turn left at light onto Cory?s Lane. Green Animals is located 7/10 mile on left.
From Points North: Route 24 South to Route 114 South. Cory?s Lane is first right after Route 24 South ends. At first set of lights, turn right onto Cory's Lane. Green Animals is located approximately 7/10 mile on left.
The Newport Visitors Center (800-326-6030) is located at 23 America's Cup Ave. Free unlimited motorcoach parking is available here. Because of its close proximity to the downtown waterfront, shops and restaurants, it is an ideal spot for coaches to off-load and on-load. Information desk and restroom facilities are available.