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Guide-led Tour  at  The Breakers

Beneath The Breakers Tour

Daily 10:30am and 3:30pm

Explore the underground systems that made this great house a marvel of technology for its time.

Guide-led Tour  at  The Elms

Servant Life Tour

Daily 10:30 am and 3:30 pm

See and hear how the other half lived. This tour will highlight the stories of some of the men and women who worked to service the social whirl of Newport during the Gilded Age.

Exhibition  at  Rosecliff

The Celestial City: Newport and China

September 1, 2023 – February 11, 2024 10:00am – 3:00pm

Explore China’s deep influence on Newport from the 18th century through the Gilded Age. This exhibition brings together more than 100 extraordinary objects and illuminates how many different people of Chinese heritage, including artists, merchants, immigrant entrepreneurs and women suffragists, shaped all aspects of life in Newport.

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Fall Lecture Series: The Celestial City

October 12 – November 9, 2023 6:00pm – 7:00pm

In conjunction with "The Celestial City" exhibition at Rosecliff, our Fall Lecture Series explores different aspects of the Chinese-American experience and the many ways life in Newport and America was influenced and enriched by people of Chinese heritage.

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Lecture  at  Marble House

“Our Sisters in China are Free”: Chinese Women’s Contributions to US Suffrage

October 12, 2023 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Distinguished speakers Dr. Cathleen D. Cahill and Bayer Lee discuss Chinese and American women’s impact on the US suffrage movement.

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Lecture  at  Rosecliff

The Celestial City: A Closer Look at Treasures Illuminating China’s Contributions to Newport

October 26, 2023 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Learn insights into the dazzling artworks in the Preservation Society’s groundbreaking new exhibition that reveals Chinese and Chinese-American individuals' contributions to life in Newport.

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Lecture  at  Rosecliff

Exclusion, Rhode Island, Kinship: Making Your Own Chinese Family

November 9, 2023 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Scholar John Eng-Wong examines the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and how social practices of the era impacted Chinese families. Tickets/registration available soon.

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Special Event  at  The Breakers

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers

November 17 – December 30, 2023 Admission at 4 pm, 4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm and 6 pm. Gates close at 6:30 pm. House & grounds close at 8 pm

This outdoor spectacle of holiday lights will dazzle and delight you! The 13-acre historic landscape of The Breakers turns into a magical wonderland of color and light. Open on select evenings through the season. Includes The Breakers interior tour.

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Special Event

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

November 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024

A great Newport tradition! See The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms dressed in their festive holiday finery. It’s the most spectacular time of the year at these awe-inspiring Gilded Age mansions.

Special Event  at  The Breakers

Holiday Dinner Dance

December 16, 2023

It is never too early to start planning for your next holiday to remember! Mark your calendar to join us for the annual Holiday Dinner Dance at The Breakers.

Special Event  at  Rosecliff

2024 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

September 20 – 22, 2024

Save the dates for the 19th annual festival, featuring the Vintner Dinner, Sunday Brunch and tasty yet educational seminar experiences.

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