The best way to appreciate the splendor of the Newport Mansions is through an exclusive visit. The Preservation Society of Newport County offers a menu of distinctive opportunities to learn from expert interpreters and enjoy rare experiences.
Imagine a private tour before or after hours at The Breakers, or a tour of Marble House, ending with cocktails on the terrace and dinner in the Gold Room. For the ultimate experience, our VIP Access Tour offers exclusive access to areas not open to the public.
Let us design a memorable experience for you.
Explore a world of exceptional elegance and grandeur in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes, inspired by the grand palaces of Italy. Your experienced guide will lead you and your guests through the opulent rooms of The Breakers, Newport’s largest Gilded Age “summer cottage,” and National Historic Landmark. Learn about the larger-than-life Vanderbilts who lived, loved and entertained within these very walls. Personal Tours are offered only at house museums that are currently open and during normal operating hours while the general public is also visiting.
The Breakers is open daily.
Green Animals Topiary Garden is open daily.
Marble House is closed May 3-27; will open daily starting May 28.
1 to 5 persons, $500; 6 to 10 persons, $850
1 to 5 persons, $900; 6 to 10 persons, $1,600
- Maximum 10 persons per tour.
- Allow one hour for tour plus an additional 30-45 minutes to enjoy the grounds.
- 24 hours notice required for all Personal Tour requests.
- Payment in full is due upon scheduling a Personal Tour.
- Cancellation Fee: If cancellation is received more than 24 hours prior to Personal Tour, a $50 cancellation fee applies. If cancellation is received less than 24 hours prior to Personal Tour, 50% of fees are refunded.
Available at The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House & Rosecliff.
Imagine only you and your guests enjoying a tour of Marble House or The Elms when these Gilded Age mansions are closed to the public. Your Private guide will lead you through the exquisitely furnished settings where the legendary Vanderbilt and Berwind families spent their summers in astonishing luxury. You’ll learn about the heirlooms and artworks that fill these rooms, and hear the stories of railroad tycoons and dollar princesses, yachtsmen, heiresses, merchants and many more. From the home of a Colonial shipping merchant, to the Victorian villas built by the China Trade and the opulent Italian and French palaces of the Gilded Age, the Newport Mansions offer visitors a unique trip through 250 years of American history.
One Property 1 to 10 persons $1,500
Two Properties 1 to 10 persons $2,500
- Maximum 10 persons per tour.
- Allow one hour for tour plus an additional 30 - 45 minutes to enjoy the grounds.
- 48 hours notice required for all Private Tour requests.
- Payment in full is due upon scheduling a Private Tour.
- Cancellation Fee: If cancellation is received more than 24 hours prior to Private Tour, a $50 cancellation fee applies. If cancellation is received less than 24 hours prior to Private Tour, 50% of fees are refunded..
The Newport Mansions offer a unique experience in one of the most magnificent houses in America: An opportunity to propose marriage to your loved one in a setting of unsurpassed elegance and beauty. Imagine making your proposal of a lifetime under the serene sky painted on the 50-foot-high ceiling of the opulent Great Hall, or in the intimate Breakfast Room with its exquisite French decor. The Breakers was styled after the Renaissance palazzos of Italy and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It’s impossible to imagine a more grandly romantic place to stage your special moment with your life’s love – a moment you both will treasure forever.
Includes either Great Hall or Breakfast Room at The Breakers for proposal location, Personal Tour of the first floor of The Breakers and Individual Membership in The Preservation Society of Newport County.
If you would like to experience the best that Newport has to offer, and a private affair you and your guests will never forget, consider a private tour of Marble House followed by cocktails on the Terrace and dinner in the Gold Room. Marble House is the perfect setting to immerse your guests in the world-class hospitality of the Gilded Age. With 500,000 cubic feet of marble and a ballroom covered in 22-karat gold leaf, this elegant masterpiece conveys a sense of opulence and grandeur inside and out.
Our staff will work with one of our exclusive Caterers of Choice to arrange elegantly presented hors d’oeuvres and a distinctive dinner for you and your guests to enjoy following your tour.
Options start at $10,000
Maximum 20 persons
For the ultimate experience, this tour offers exclusive access to areas not open to the public. You and your guests will enjoy a three-hour escorted tour that will allow you to visit multiple Newport Mansions properties and view areas not open to the public. Whether your interest is in touring our Greenhouses, our Conservation area, The Elms Stable, the basement kitchen of Chateau-sur-Mer, the attic of The Breakers and Kingscote or other areas off the public tour, this exclusive opportunity allows you to see the Newport Mansions from a new perspective. Our skilled staff will provide you with suggestions for these private areas and will work with you to customize your tour to include locations that you’ve always wanted to see. Please note, depending on your selections, this tour may include several flights of stairs.
Maximum 10 persons per tour
Please contact us to discuss your vision of the perfect exclusive experience and how we can custom-create an unforgettable event for you and your guests.
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dan Fryer: firstname.lastname@example.org
401-847-1000, ext. 105
Due to COVID regulations, face coverings are mandatory and limited properties are available for touring.