Take a Photo...Make a Memory
The Preservation Society now allows interior photography for personal use at all the Newport Mansions, with the exception of Hunter House. Photography is only allowed when it does not disrupt the quiet enjoyment of the properties by other visitors. Photography is permitted without flash, tripods or selfie sticks, for non-commercial and social media uses only by visitors. No commercial use or sale of images is permitted without prior written agreement with the Preservation Society.
During guided and group tours, stops for brief photo ops will be allowed as time permits. Guests using audio tour devices may use their own discretion in taking time for photographs unless they delay other guests. Visitors may not record guides giving their presentations. At no time may visitors step beyond the roped boundaries of the tour route. Photo ops may be limited when there is high volume visitation. In all cases, visitors must follow the direction of house staff about photography.
Photography during programs, lectures and receptions will be allowed on a case by case basis.
The use of drones over Preservation Society properties, even equipped with smart devices, remains completely prohibited, regardless of whether the controller is on or off Preservation Society property.
Visitors to the Newport Mansions are welcome to photograph or videotape the exterior of the houses and their grounds for their own personal use. No commercial use of any photographs taken on the grounds is permitted except with advance written permission from the Preservation Society.
Every visitor who purchases and uses a ticket to visit the buildings and grounds accepts these rules implicitly. Members, guests of members, persons visiting on passes or escorted as members of tour groups and fam tours agree to the same limitations. Under no circumstance
may photos taken under these licenses be used for commercial purposes or distributed to stock photography houses.