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The Breakers 1895

National 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. It is the flagship of the Newport Mansions and an icon of the City-by-the-Sea.

Open Daily, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Breakers is partially accessible with elevator in service. Audio tours available Tours available daily Family tours available

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Marble House 1892

National Historic Landmark – Marble House signaled Newport's transformation into a summer resort of opulent Gilded Age stone palaces. Built with 500,000 cubic feet of marble in an array of colors, it was used by Alva Vanderbilt Belmont as the site of women’s suffrage rallies.

Open Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Guide-led tours through Feb. 17.

Partially accessible with elevator in service Audio tours available Tours available daily Family tours available

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Rosecliff 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, September 1 - December 31

Rosecliff is partially accessible with elevator in service. Audio tours available

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The Elms 1901

National 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 Starting April 1

Elevator is not in service. The Elms is NOT accessible. Audio tours available Tours available daily

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Chateau-sur-Mer 1852

National 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 Daily, July 31 - August 31

Audio tours available

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Kingscote 1839

National Historic Landmark – Kingscote is a fine example of the Gothic Revival style. It marked the beginning of the "cottage boom" that would fill Newport with picturesque houses throughout the 19th century.

Open Daily, May 30 - July 30

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Isaac Bell House 1883

National 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.

Open Saturdays & Sundays, April 30 - May 29

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Green Animals Topiary Garden 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 mid-April through mid-October. The 7-acre property overlooks Narragansett Bay.

Open Daily Starting April 15

Green Animals Topiary Garden is partially wheelchair accessible.

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Hunter House c. 1748

National 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.

Open Daily, May 30 - July 30

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Chepstow 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 Saturdays & Sundays, July 31 - August 31

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The Breakers Stable & Carriage House 1894

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

Open Saturdays & Sundays, September 1 - October 1

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