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Tours, Groups, Exclusive Experiences
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History of Newport and the Mansions
Founded in 1639, Newport was an important port city, a center of the slave trade, a fashionable resort and the summer home of the Gilded Age rich.
What was the Gilded Age?
The Gilded Age was a period of unprecedented change in America. Fortunes were spent on luxuries such as the lavish "summer cottages" of Newport.
Deep Dive into the Show
Learn about the people, places and events depicted in Julian Fellowes' popular historical drama series.
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Become a Member
We invite you to become a member of the Preservation Society today. In addition to joining an active community of preservation supporters and advocates, members are offered unlimited access to all open houses.
Our mission is to protect, preserve, and present the best of Newport County's architectural heritage. Learn more about us and our work.
Wind Farm Federal Appeal: FAQs
The Preservation Society of Newport County is appealing federal agency approval of two massive wind farms off the Rhode Island coast.
Personal Photography on the Grounds
Rent our museums for commercial photography & videography, TV production, and wedding photography.
Commercial Filming or Photography
Museum Rentals & Weddings
Host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event, or other celebration at our historic museums.
Open 10 am - 4 pm for self-guided audio tours – bring your smartphone and earbuds!
New exhibition opens March 15 at Rosecliff.
See the Newport Mansions where scenes were filmed, learn the history behind the plotlines, and take our quiz to test your knowledge.
The Breakers is not a movie ... it’s better. This is a real place you can visit today.
Open Mansions & Gardens for
A dragon in the dining room and a dolphin under the stairs – this tour will introduce children to this Gilded Age mansion from a unique and fun perspective. Included with regular admission.
Below The Breakers was a marvel of Gilded Age technology. Through a guide-led tour, see the boiler room, tunnel and basement, and learn how daily life was transformed by new wonders. Advance ticket purchase suggested.
Admission tickets can be purchased online or in person at the property. Multiple-house tickets are available at a discount price, and allow you to tour the houses on different days. Our house tour tickets never expire.
Enjoy unlimited admission; discounts in the Newport Mansions Stores; free or discounted admission for lectures, special events and children's activities, and so much more.
The price of your tickets and memberships goes directly to the preservation & restoration of the mansions & gardens.
Our mission is to protect, preserve and present an exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes in one of the most historically intact cities in America.
Your purchases and donations support the Preservation Society's work to conserve these historic places for today's visitors and for future generations.
Partners in Preservation
Parking is free onsite at all properties except for Hunter House and The Breakers Stable & Carriage House, where street parking is available.
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Explore the 11 properties under the stewardship of the Preservation Society and open as historic house museums.