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The Preservation Society of Newport County saved six Newport mansions from decay or destruction, and maintains them for the benefit of the public.


The Preservation Society of Newport County maintains six Newport mansions, plus several other historic properties, including Hunter House (a colonial house built in 1748), and Green Animals (a topiary garden with 80 sculptured trees and shrubs, many in the shapes of animals, in Portsmouth to the north of Newport).

A combination ticket for all of the Society's attractions can save you money. Tickets are on sale at all of the society's mansions.

Admission to any mansion includes an informative guided tour through the rooms, and the right to stroll about the grounds at your leisure. Tours are frequent, and the guides are usually well informed.

The Breakers

Cornelius Vanderbilt's palace is the most grandiose of the mansions and most popular with visitors. More...

The Elms

A French chateau and sunken formal garden built with profits made selling coal to the US Navy during World War I. More...


The first stone mansion to go up on Bellevue Avenue (1852), this High Victorian marvel defined Newport opulence until the construction of the Vanderbilt mansions in the 1890s. More...

Marble House

William K Vanderbilt's summer cottage modeled on the palace at Versailles. More...


The more modest sort of "summer cottage" mansion (1839) lived in by wealthy visitors to Newport before the great stone mansions were built. More...


A fortune from California's Comstock Lode paid for Stanford White to design and build this Grand Trianon, with the largest ballroom in Newport. More...

At least three of the Preservation Society's mansions are open in the winter: The Breakers, Marble House, and one other (which may change from year to year). Don't miss the chance to see these wonderful palaces decorated for Christmas. More...

Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840
Tel 401-847-1000

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Preservation Society Headquarters, Newport RI

Above, Preservation Society headquarters
on Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI.

Below, The Breakers, grandest
of the Newport mansions.

The Breakers mansion, Newport RI


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