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Built 1852National Historic Landmark

Chateau-sur-Mer epitomizes High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stenciling. It was the most palatial residence in Newport until the appearance of the Gilded Age Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s.

Plan your visit

Open June 2 – August 29, Sundays through Thursdays
Tickets to visit Chateau-sur-Mer must be purchased online or in person at The Breakers Welcome Center, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff or Green Animals. The One-Property, Duo and Trio tickets are valid at Chateau-sur-Mer.
Chateau-sur-Mer is not wheelchair-accessible.

Things to Do

Interested in a group tour?

Special rates available for groups of 20 or more adults and 10 or more students.

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Audio tours are self-guided using our free audio tour app

Visitors must bring their own smart device with earbuds/headsets and download the free Newport Mansions tour app before your visit. Printed scripts are available at most mansions and staff appreciate your questions.

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Chateau-sur-Mer’s grand scale and lavish parties ushered in the Gilded Age of Newport. It was built as an Italianate-style villa for China trade merchant William Shepard Wetmore.

Learn more about Chateau-sur-Mer
  • Original Builder

    William Shepard Wetmore

  • Ownership transferred to the Preservation Society


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