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 to tour. From April to mid-October, the Breakers and Rosecliff are open from 9am and the other mansions from 10am. Closing times vary and hours are reduced in the off-season – call ahead. A variety of discount ticket options are available: check the website for details.

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Nearby Newport attractions

1. The Elms

0.21 MILES

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…

3. The Breakers' Stable & Carriage House


Designed by Richard Morris Hunt of The Breakers' fame, this carriage house and former stables, which belong to their eponymous mansion, now house a museum…

4. Ochre Court

0.43 MILES

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…

5. Kingscote

0.45 MILES

An Elizabethan fantasy complete with Tiffany glass, Kingscote was Newport's first 'cottage' strictly for summer use, designed by Richard Upjohn in 1841…

6. Audrain Automobile Museum


Little kids and big kids alike ooh and ahh at Newport's original musuem of flashy cars, which from the outside looks like a luxury car dealership. A…

7. International Tennis Hall of Fame

0.54 MILES

To experience something of the American aristocracy's approach to 19th-century leisure, visit this museum. It lies inside the historic Newport Casino…

8. The Breakers

0.59 MILES

A 70-room Italian Renaissance megapalace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzi, the Breakers is the most magnificent of Newport's grandiose mansions…