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Tours, Groups, Exclusive Experiences
Explore our various tour types to find what’s best for you and your group.
History of Newport and the Mansions
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.
Explore the Gilded Age
The Gilded Age was a period of unprecedented change in America. Fortunes were spent on luxuries such as the lavish "summer cottages" of Newport.
Episode Deep Dive
Learn about the people, places and events depicted in Julian Fellowes' popular historical drama series.
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Become a Member
We invite you to become a member of the Preservation Society today. In addition to joining an active community of preservation supporters and advocates, members are offered unlimited access to all open houses.
Our mission is to protect, preserve, and present the best of Newport County's architectural heritage. Learn more about us and our work.
Personal Photography on the Grounds
Rent our museums for commercial photography & videography, TV production, and wedding photography.
Commercial Filming or Photography
Museum Rentals & Weddings
Host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event, or other celebration at our historic museums.
The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff and Chateau-sur-Mer open daily
Thanks to all who made this year's festival a great success! Save next year's dates: September 20-22, 2024
The Breakers is not a movie ... it’s better. This is a real place you can visit today.
Open Mansions & Gardens for
More than 100 extraordinary objects explore China’s deep influence on Newport from the 18th century through the Gilded Age. Included with admission to Rosecliff.
Join us for a fun family evening as we celebrate one of the most traditional holidays in China with a traditional tea ceremony, Mooncakes and craft stations.
This tour highlights the stories of some of the men and women who worked to service the social whirl of Newport during the Gilded Age.
A dragon in the dining room and a dolphin under the stairs – this tour will introduce children to this Gilded Age mansion from a unique and fun perspective. Included with regular admission.
Below The Breakers was a marvel of Gilded Age technology. Through a guide-led tour, see the boiler room, tunnel and basement, and learn how daily life was transformed by new wonders. Advance ticket purchase suggested.
Admission tickets can be purchased online or in person at the property. Multiple-house tickets are available at a discount price, and allow you to tour the houses on different days. Our house tour tickets never expire.
Enjoy unlimited admission; discounts in the Newport Mansions Stores; free or discounted admission for lectures, special events and children's activities, and so much more.
The price of your tickets and memberships goes directly to the preservation & restoration of the mansions & gardens.
Our mission is to protect, preserve and present an exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes in one of the most historically intact cities in America.
Your purchases and donations support the Preservation Society's work to conserve these historic places for today's visitors and for future generations.
Partners in Preservation
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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Explore the 11 properties under the stewardship of the Preservation Society and open as historic house museums.