Welcome to the Newport Mansions
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT MASKS:
All visitors are required to wear face masks while on the grounds of the Newport Mansions as well as inside. We recognize there are medical conditions that make it impossible for some people to wear masks. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the safety of our guests and employees makes it imperative that all visitors wear masks at this time. If you are unable to wear a mask while visiting, we invite you to return when masks are no longer an essential part of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Also, please note: We are only accepting credit or debit cards for tickets or store purchases. Thank you for your understanding.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Breakers and The Elms are open!
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 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.
Please remember: When you purchase tickets, you agree to the following measures
Upcoming Programs, Events and Cancellations
The Newport Symposium is postponed until 2021. The 25th Newport Flower Show is re-scheduled for June 18-20, 2021.
For information about regular programs visit our events calendar.
Please check back regularly for schedule changes and updates.
Self-guided audio tours are provided through our mobile app at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff. Audio tours are available in multiple languages, and "use once" printed scripts are also available in several languages.
Read through our common questions
page to find the answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by visitors and to get additional information that will help you plan your trip to the mansions. If you are traveling with young children, please note that strollers and carriages are not permitted inside any of the historic properties.
Invest your vacation dollars in historic preservation by becoming a member
of the Preservation Society. Membership provides an annual pass good for unlimited admission to all of the Society's properties, and many other benefits including discounts in the Newport Mansions Stores.
Some of our houses are open seasonally, so please check our Operating Schedule to determine which houses are open and which tours are offered when you are planning to visit.
Take a Photo, Share a Memory
The Preservation Society now allows interior photography for personal use at all the Newport Mansions, with the exception of Hunter House. Photography is only allowed when it does not disrupt the quiet enjoyment of the properties by other visitors. Photography is permitted without flash, tripods or selfie sticks, for non-commercial and social media uses only by visitors. No commercial use or sale of images is permitted without prior written agreement with the Preservation Society.
During guided and group tours, stops for brief photo ops will be allowed as time permits. Guests using audio tour devices may use their own discretion in taking time for photographs unless they delay other guests. Visitors may not record guides giving their presentations. At no time may visitors step beyond the roped boundaries of the tour route. Photo ops may be limited when there is high volume visitation. In all cases, visitors must follow the direction of house staff about photography.
Photography during programs, lectures and receptions will be allowed on a case by case basis.
Visitors to the Newport Mansions are welcome to photograph or videotape the exterior of the houses and their grounds for their own personal use. No commercial use of any photographs taken on the grounds is permitted except with advance written permission from the Preservation Society.
The use of drones over Preservation Society properties, even equipped with smart devices, remains completely prohibited, regardless of whether the controller is on or off Preservation Society property.