COVID-19 UPDATE: March 27, 2020
- The Newport Mansions will remain closed to the public. The
Preservation Society of Newport County continues to monitor all CDC and
public health advisories and will comply with all state and local
guidance about public gatherings. You are urged to maintain appropriate
social distance for your own protection and to protect the lives of your
family and others. Our social media and YouTube channel will continue
to provide daily offerings from our collections and videos. For more
visit our Newport Mansions Instagram page and Facebook pages of the
Preservation Society of Newport County. #NewportMansionsStrong
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at Rosecliff on April 11 are canceled. The
exhibition “Becoming Vanderbilt” is postponed until further notice. The
opening reception will be rescheduled for a later date. The Newport
Symposium is postponed until 2021. Registered individuals will be
The Mansions will remain closed until at least May 1. Opening Date TBD.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Newport Mansions.
Five remarkable audio tours bring you a new and unique perspective on the lives of the people who lived and worked in the grand mansions of Newport.
Based on diaries, letters, records and oral histories, these audio tours offer the personal stories of the men and women who lived in each house and the household staff who cared for them.
You'll receive state-of-the-art audio players to guide you through tours at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff.
At The Breakers, you have a choice of the main tour or the children's tour, which brings you a talking house and a flying dragon! This imaginative audio tour brings the great house to life for visitors of all ages.
Docent-led tours are provided at Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, and Kingscote.
Green Animals Topiary Garden allows you to explore the property on your own with a printed map and guide.
At all of the Newport Mansions, you will find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes.
Explore 250 years of American history at our historic properties, located on 88 acres of gardens and parks.
Please join us for a journey back in time at one of America's premier collections of historic house museums.
Get directions to the Newport Mansions.
Learn more about the Preservation Society's architecture, landscapes and collections, and about its preservation and conservation efforts.