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The Breakers

Built 1895National Historic Landmark

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence in the Gilded Age.

Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm

The Breakers is partially accessible with elevator in service.

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Marble House

Built 1892National Historic Landmark

William Vanderbilt built Marble House as a 39th birthday present for his wife, Alva. It was a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent Gilded Age mansions.

Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm

Marble House is partially accessible with elevator in service

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Built 1902

Rosecliff was built for Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs, who used it to host many fabulous Gilded Age entertainments. Architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles.

Open daily, 10 am - 3 pm

Rosecliff is partially accessible with elevator in service.

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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.

Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm

Elevator is not in service. The Elms is NOT accessible.

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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.

Open June 2 – August 29, Sundays through Thursdays

Chateau-sur-Mer is not wheelchair-accessible.

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Built 1841National Historic Landmark

Kingscote is a landmark of the Gothic Revival style in American architecture. Its appearance in Newport marked the beginning of the “cottage boom” that would distinguish the town as a veritable laboratory for the design of picturesque houses throughout the 19th century.

Open June 2 – August 29, Sundays through Thursdays

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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.

Closed for the season

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Green Animals Topiary Garden

Built c. 1860

Home to more than 80 topiary animals and other figures for more than a century, Green Animals also blazes with colorful flowers from May until October. The 7-acre property overlooks Narragansett Bay.

Reopens May 11

Green Animals is not wheelchair-accessible.

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Hunter House

Built c. 1748National Historic Landmark

Hunter House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture from Newport's "golden age" in the mid-18th century. Saving it for posterity was the first act of the Preservation Society in 1945.

Guide-led tours only, advance reservations required

Open June 1 – August 31, Fridays and Saturdays only

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Built 1860

Chepstow is highly evocative of the taste and collections of a descendant of one of America's founding families, placed in the context of a contemporary Newport summer home.

Open June 1 – August 31, Fridays and Saturdays only

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The Breakers Stable & Carriage House

Built 1895

This site houses the Preservation Society’s collection of historic carriages. The property is open seasonally and for special programs.

Open July 5 – July 27, Fridays and Saturdays only

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