The Elms

Row 1

367 Bellevue Avenue Newport‎ RI
Newport, RI

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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Pictures in the garden are a must!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful garden.
  • The behind the scenes tour is cool, but you don't see any of the main house. That is a separate audio tour. Our guide was less than stellar, but with another guided, it would have been really cool. Th