Isaac Bell House
Built in 1883, Isaac Bell House is one of the earliest Bellevue mansions. This subtly grand wooden home not only exemplifies 'shingle...
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,...
An Elizabethan fantasy complete with Tiffany glass, Kingscote was Newport's first 'cottage' strictly for summer use, designed by Richard...
The frat-house crowd comes here for live bands like Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers.
This bistro’s wainscoting, lit by dim, frosted lamps, rises above the unfortunately carpeted floor. Enjoy a seasonal menu, which might...
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The Elms information
Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1901, the Elms is a replica of Château d'Asnières, built near Paris in 1750. Here you can take a 'behind-the-scenes' tour which will have you snaking through the servants' quarters and up onto the roof. Along the way you'll learn about the activities of the army of servants and the architectural devices that kept them hidden from the view of those drinking port in the formal rooms.
Taking the regular tour in addition to the behind-the-scenes variant will give you the best idea of how a Newport mansion functioned, although it is exhausting. Advance reservations are required.