The Elms

Historic Site, Museum
367 Bellevue Avenue Newport‎ RI
Newport, RI


  • The Elms is the coolest of the mansions I saw in Newport. It is a must see. Very real, I could actually envision the people living and partying here.
  • Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer designed this house for E. J. Berwind. Its beautiful ballroom held many summer parties. Look for the painting of Newport social butterfly Elizabeth Drexel Lehr.
  • Beautiful mansion that should be a must see on your list. Best time to visit is in the morning.
  • If you have time, check out Marble House--and its seaside Tea House--as well for a taste of how the other half (used to) live.
  • Learn about life in Newport during the early 1900's with the self-guided audio tour of this stunning, historic home. Before you leave, take a stroll in the impressive gardens.
  • They decorate the house for Christmas. There is a nice collection of Asian antiques.
  • Take a tour with Andy--he's hilarious and knows everything about this place
  • One of the good ones.
  • One of the best large mansions to visit. Can't believe they were going to tear it down. The conservatory is my favorite room
  • Nice house, but it is kind of disappointing that they don't allow to take pictures of the interior.
  • It was great however you can't take indoor photos, which is totally retarded!
  • The cafes are closed for the 2014 season.
  • Sign up for the Servant Life tour online or early in the day- it fills up quickly even in the off season!
  • Buy the combo ticket here, lines are shorter than the Breakers. May want to do the Breakers first (crowds). Tickets good for a year.
  • Definitely take the servant life tour
  • Definitely do the Servant Life tour. It gives great insights into, as Jacob Riis so fittingly said, "how the other half lives".
  • Don't neglect the grounds (and especially the huge trees!). They're absolutely amazing.
  • No photos inside. Take a few outside first!
  • Last tour's at 4pm.

Nearby places

44 Ochre Point Ave (at Victoria Ave)
956 Bellevue Ave.
474 Bellevue Ave (btw Leroy Ave & Shepard Ave)