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  • Newport, Rhode Island Preservation Society Mansions

Preservation Society Mansions: Tours, Special Events, and Photography

As Rhode Island's most significant cultural organization, the Preservation Society of Newport County is dedicated to preserving and protecting an exceptional collection of 14 house museums and landscapes, seven of which are now National Historic Landmarks. Spanning three centuries from the Colonial era to the Gilded Age, these cherished mansions represent some of the finest achievements in American architecture, decorative arts, and landscape design. Self or guided tours are available for 11 of the Newport mansions. Enjoy an audio tour at the Breakers, the Elms, Marble House, and Rosecliff, while guided tours are provided at Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, and Kingscote. Go behind-the-scenes on the Servant Life Tour at The Elms, stroll through the lush gardens, bring the kids on a children's tour, or attend the fun annual events happening at the mansions all year long.



Prices vary per tour.


Hours vary per mansion. View schedule here.


  • Newport Flower Show
  • Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
  • Stories from the Rose Garden
  • Christmas at the Newport Mansions


  • Tours
  • Photography
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Special Events
  • Educations
  • Adult Programs



  • Do I need reservations to take a tour of the mansions?

    While reservations are not required for most of the tours at the Preservation Society Mansions, it is recommended to ensure space and availability. The only exceptions are the Beneath the Breakers Tour and the Servant Life Tour at The Elm which does require reservations.
  • Do I have to purchase mansion tickets in advance?

    No, it is not necessary to buy your tickets to the Preservation Society's mansion in advance; however, it is recommended to ensure availability. Tickets can be purchased online or on-site at any of the houses. Tickets for the Servant Life Tour and Beneath the Breakers Tour are the only tours that require advance purchase due to limited space.

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