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Self-guided audio tours

Our audio tours bring you a new and unique perspective on the lives of the people who lived and worked in the grand mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport.

  • Cost Included with regular admission
  • Need Bring your own audio device and headphones

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gilded Age.

Explore The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms and Rosecliff at your own pace with the free Newport Mansions mobile app. The audio tours offer the personal stories of the men and women who lived in each house and the household staff who cared for them.

Download the Newport mansions app in advance and bring your earbuds. Audio tours are available in several languages.

Printed scripts are available at most mansions and the staff appreciates your questions.

The Breakers Audio Tour

Based on personal diaries, letters, records and oral histories, The Breakers audio tour offers first-person accounts of life in the house from members of the family, servants and their children.
Languages

中文, English, Français, Deutsche, עִברִית, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk, русский язык, Español

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Marble House Audio Tour

Hear Alva Vanderbilt talk about the architectural masterpiece she helped to design, which she described as “like a fourth child to me.” Learn how she used it to cement her place in society, to arrange her daughter’s marriage to British aristocracy, and later as a rallying point for women’s right to vote.
Languages

中文, English, Français, Deutsche, Italiano, 한국어, Español

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The Elms Audio Tour

Hear fascinating first-person accounts of life in a house modeled after an 18th-century chateau, built for entertaining and as a showcase for art, but with every modern convenience available at the turn of the 20th century. The Elms tour also provides new information about recent restoration projects in the house and about servant life.
Languages

中文, English, Français, Deutsche, Italiano, 한국어, Español

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Rosecliff Audio Tour

As you explore this elegant Gilded Age mansion, you’ll hear stories about its owner, Tessie Oelrichs, who was so eager to throw her first party at Rosecliff that she did not wait until the house was finished! You’ll learn how Rosecliff was perfectly designed for entertaining – and how the famous Ballroom, the largest in Newport, was once used as a roller skating rink.
Languages

中文, English, Français, Deutsche, Italiano, 한국어, Español

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Download our tour app before your visit and bring your earbuds.

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Get the Newport Mansions app

Download our tour app before your visit and bring your earbuds.

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