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The Elms, Newport

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Newport
A French-style mansion, The Elms represents the former summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. The construction of the house cost approximately $1.5 million when finished in 1901. Berwind, who made his money in the coal industry, hired architect Horace Trumbauer to design the summer home in the same style as Chateau Asnieres in Asnieres-sur-Seine, near Paris. The cost of admission includes an audio tour that guides you through the house with details of day-to-day life. Opt for the "Servant Life Tour" for a picture of the servants' responsibilities; a knowledgeable guide will delve deep into the lives of the team who worked to run the household. Use our Newport trip planning website to arrange your visit to The Elms and other attractions in Newport.
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  • If you have a chance do the servants tour! It is the coolest part of the entire mansion. Beautiful place. It was the first one we toured and I enjoyed it. Not quite as fancy as some of the other mansi...  more »
  • I believe this is a must see if traveling to Newport! I took my daughter and her friend to Newport for the day on her 14th birthday and we all enjoyed it so much! This massive mansion is just as glori...  more »
  • I would say January is a great time to visit the mansions. It was so quiet that we had our own personal tour guide. I believe her name was Priscilla and she was great. She had so much knowledge and co...  more »
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  • Fun to see a year-round, turn of the century "robber baron's" to compare with the purely seasonal summer palaces in Newport. The Elms gives you a good sense of how extremely well-to-do business people lived not just in the summer but all year long. Beautiful grounds to explore along with the house.
  • Beautiful home and great family history! One of my favorites so far. I cannot believe they almost destroyed the place in the 60's. Thankful organizations like this exist to preserve gems of the gilded age.
  • Such a beautiful historic home that shows first hand how people then lived loved and enjoyed life. The intricacies of the rooms, furniture, designs - it's breath taking. Plus knowing that it spends months becoming dressed up for the Christmas holiday truly makes it a must see for any lover of history, architecture, people, even nature lovers. To be able to see the water from the property to see the greenery and scenery is amazing and almost magical.
  • One of the best and popular mansions in Newport. Do take audio tour to get to know about the history of this mansion. I would recommend to take annual pass which will save lot of money. Do take photograph right in front and back of this mansion and it looks so cool.
  • This house is definitely extravagant! And even though it's a bit cold outside, going in the winter was nice because it was a guided tour. It only took about an hour but our guide was very knowledgeable about the Berwind family, the different art pieces and furniture throughout the house.
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