Historic Newport Mansions
Eleven meticulously preserved and restored estates compose the famous Newport Mansions in Newport, Rhode Islands. The Newport Mansions date back to the 1700 and 1800s. The grand homes were primarily the summer residences for America’s high society such as the Vanderbilts. The estates are of myriad architectural styles including Victorian and Gilded Age. Tours of the Newport Mansions include inside views of certain estates. The Breakers, owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, II, is the most famous of the Newport Mansions, and features 70 rooms. The Elms mansion most often reminds visitors of the Great Gatsby. The Hunter House is also a popular stop along the Newport Mansions tour. The mansions are within walking distance of each other. Special events at select mansion are held throughout the year.