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The Elms

Built 1901National Historic Landmark

The Elms was modeled after an 18th-century French chateau but featured the latest technology of the Gilded Age. It houses an outstanding collection of paintings, statuary and tapestries, and its landscape features formal gardens, terraces, pavilions and fountains.

Plan your visit

Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm
Elevator is not in service. The Elms is not 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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The Elms combines the elegance of French style with the grandeur of the Gilded Age. Its landscape and art collections are among the finest in Newport.

Learn more about The Elms
  • Original Builder

    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind

  • Architect

    Horace Trumbauer

  • Construction Dates


  • Ownership transferred to the Preservation Society


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