An Italianate-style villa, Chepstow was built in 1860 by resident Newport architect George Champlin Mason as the
summer residence of Edmund Schermerhorn. Acquired by Mrs. Emily Morris Gallatin in 1911, the estate continued in the Morris family until bequeathed in 1986 to the Preservation Society, with its collections intact and an endowment by Mrs. Alletta Morris McBean.
Containing the original Morris-Gallatin furnishings together with important 19th-century American paintings and documents from other former Morris family residences, Chepstow is highly evocative of the taste and collections of a descendant of one of America's founding families, placed in the context of a contemporary Newport summer home.
Please note: The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff and Green Animals Topiary Garden are partially wheelchair accessible. For detailed information about access for visitors with special needs, please call (401) 847-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the operating schedule for tour dates and times. Free parking is available.