Preservation Society of Newport County
Ten historic properties, including six of Newport's grandest mansions, are managed by this society. Each mansion takes about 90 minutes...
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Audrain Automobile Museum
Little kids and big kids alike ooh and ahh at this museum, which from the outside looks like a luxury car dealership. A rotating...
Rosemary & Thyme Cafe
With a German baker in the kitchen it's hardly surprising that the counter at Rosemary & Thyme is piled high with buttery...
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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 that 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.