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Address: 367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of...

The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris. Construction of The Elms was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million. The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds' collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.

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My family is from Boston and we visit Newport a few times per year. The house and grounds are wonderful, as the other reviewers have noted. But, the thing I like so much about... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family is from Boston and we visit Newport a few times per year. The house and grounds are wonderful, as the other reviewers have noted. But, the thing I like so much about visiting not just this house, but the other mansions as well, is that the tours are so well done that they succeed in putting you in... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour of the main house is very nice. It's self guided with an audio accompaniment. The house and grounds are lovely. The additional servants tour was led by an excellent guide. She was enthusiastic and well informed. I would highly recommend this "behind the scenes" look at the running of an important home.

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Elmhurst, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very interesting to see this place, also totally recommend the servants tour, preferably after the regular tour as it gives more insight into the lives of those who work there.

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Medford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Buy the 5-house ticket package! Put this house on your tour! Be sure you finish the tour by walking in the backyard-it is tastefully beautiful. I have a nice picture of their small gazebo and the far end of the property-well worth the walk. Parking is available and the audio tour explains everything. Enjoy!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went on a tour of the Elms with my nine and twelve year old daughters. The staff were wonderful, patient and helpful. The mansion was very well maintained. Would love to have done the servants tour.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We purchased a tour of the Breakers plus one additional mansion and we selected The Elms. It was a good choice and was an excellent contrast to the Breakers. Both are huge mansions that seem almost oppressive to actually have to live in, but while the Breakers was everything over the top everywhere all the time, the Elms seemed much... More 

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Ayer, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are several mansions in Newport that you can tour, but the Elms offers a tour that none of the others off - a behind the scenes tour. In addition to the fabulous main tour that has you walking the main hallways, and visiting the ballrooms and all the other grand rooms in the house, the behind the scenes tour... More 

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Bethany Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing story behind the preservation of this mansion! And it is wonderful that so much of the furnishings were either purchased after having been sold off, or donated. The stories behind all the mansions are truly unique to each one, take time to visit as many as you can.

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We stopped by to review this "mansion". I highly recommend it, its got plenty of history, the audio guide is well put together and the architectural and interior details are amazing considering the time when it was built. Fun, go for it

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Our tour of The Elms began with the guided Servant Life Tour followed by the audio-guided, self-paced house tour. We were impressed with the Servant Life Tour. They even showed census data from 1910 and 1920 to identify the actual servants in the house and the jobs they held. Their accommodations were surprisingly large, and it was interesting to see... More 

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