Most magnificent of the Newport mansions is the Breakers , a 70-room Italian Renaissance megapalace inspired by 16th-century Genoese...
A 70-room Italian Renaissance megapalace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. At...
Preservation Society of Newport County
Five of Newport's grandest mansions are managed by this society. Each mansion takes about 90 minutes to tour. From April to mid-October,...
Ochre Court information
Lonely Planet review
Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and built in 1892, Ochre Court offers a grand view of the sea from its soaring three-story hallway. Elsewhere you can find a rainbow of stained glass, pointed arches, gargoyles and other emblems of an architecture inspired by a medieval (and mythical) French Gothic. Ochre Court now houses the administration of Salve Regina University, and as such provides an interesting example of the repurposing of a Newport mansion.
You can visit much of the main floor anytime during opening hours. In summer there are guided tours.