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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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  • My 17 year old daughter and myself visited for the first time. Absolutely breath taking Victorian styled mansion!! I was amazed at what we saw all while learning the history of the home and it’s form ...  more »
  • If you are interested seeing how the servants lived and worked, this tour is good. At 90 minutes it was longer than we expected and a bit tiring at the end but seeing the basement and how the house wo...  more »
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  • Another beautiful Newport Mansion. The true standout here is the art work. The mansion is also rather well preserved due in part to the meticulous care the owners took for overwintering it while it was in use as a residence and in part from its preservation effort. Well worth the visit.
  • Not quite as magnificent as the breakers but very impressive in it's own right. I would suggest first visiting this and only then going on to the breakers. Also, there is a guided tour here however at the breakers they just give you a pre-recorded audio guide and you are then on your own.

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