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Founded in 1639, Newport was an important port city, a center of the slave trade, a fashionable resort and the summer home of the Gilded Age rich.
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The Gilded Age was a period of unprecedented change in America. Fortunes were spent on luxuries such as the lavish "summer cottages" of Newport.
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The Breakers Café in the Welcome Center on the mansion grounds features a daily self-serve selection of sandwiches and salads prepared locally, along with a variety of snacks, pastries and cookies and hot and cold beverages. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Available to Preservation Society members and Newport Mansions tour ticket holders.
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See below for Afternoon Tea & Dining by Stoneacre
The Chinese Tea House Café features a self-serve menu of sandwiches, salads and small bites along with an assortment of snacks and beverages. Indoor and outdoor seating available except when Afternoon Tea is served; then, outdoor seating only. Available to Preservation Society members and Newport Mansions tour ticket holders.
Afternoon Tea & Dining at The Chinese Tea House
Presented by Stoneacre Restaurants. See reservation link below for dates.
Newport Mansions has partnered with Stoneacre Restaurants to present a unique dining experience at the iconic Chinese Tea House, located on the grounds of Marble House above the historic Cliff Walk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Stoneacre offers brunch and afternoon tea service in the Tea House featuring seasonal ingredients and artisan purveyors. The prix fixe menu includes a tea tower, complete with savories, sweets and tea. A la carte entrees are also available. An experience not to be missed!
Exclusive to Preservation Society members and Newport Mansions tour ticket holders.
Click here to make your reservation through Stoneacre’s Resy Reservations page.
Questions? Email TeaHouseReservations@gmail.com.
We invite our guests to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds as part of their Newport Mansions experience. Bring your own picnic basket, cooler, blankets and lawn chairs and choose the perfect spot to savor the million-dollar view! Available to Preservation Society members and Newport Mansions tour ticket holders.
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Parking is free onsite at all properties except for Hunter House and The Breakers Stable & Carriage House, where street parking is available.
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