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The Elms, Newport

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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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  • This is a more modest mansion that the Breakers but still very luxurious. We used the Newport Mansion app to help with the visit and discovered a new drink that was mentionned in the guided tour... 
    This is a more modest mansion that the Breakers but still very luxurious. We used the Newport Mansion app to help with the visit and discovered a new drink that was mentionned in the guided tour...  more »
  • Highly recommend the servant life tour at The Elms. But be aware that there are a lot of steps to climb. One older couple couldn’t make it up to the 3rd floor and that was the best part of the... 
    Highly recommend the servant life tour at The Elms. But be aware that there are a lot of steps to climb. One older couple couldn’t make it up to the 3rd floor and that was the best part of the...  more »
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  • Beautiful piece of history! Truly astonishing! A true European style masterpiece! Well thought of decor and elegant paintings. A must see. I highly recommend the season pass for a few dollars over one entry tickets if you plan on visiting more than once.
  • The Elms is an absolutely stunning property. The open concept guides you from room to room. Make sure you walk through the entire property. The gardens in the back is a serene place that will leave you wondering in peace. My recommendation is to purchase an annual membership. There are different levels that you can choose from to fit your family situation. This will not only save you money, but it is also a tax-deductible gift. Also, purchase your tickets/membership online. It is easy and will save you time when you first arrive.

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