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Isaac Bell House

Built 1883National Historic Landmark

Isaac Bell House is one of the best surviving examples of shingle-style architecture in the country. Its architects and designers drew from a mix of international and American influences to create a unique Gilded Age style.

Plan your visit

Open July 27 – August 31, Saturdays and Sundays only.
Special timed ticket required for both members and non-members. Tickets free for members. Order in advance.
• Isaac Bell House tickets must be ordered online or in person at The Breakers Welcome Center, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff or Green Animals.
• Tours six times each day: 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30.
Isaac Bell House is not wheelchair-accessible.

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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Considered very modern in its time, Isaac Bell House still fascinates anyone who appreciates creative architecture.

Learn more about Isaac Bell House
  • Original Builder

    Isaac Bell

  • Architect

    McKim, Mead and White

  • Construction dates


  • Ownership transferred to the Preservation Society


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