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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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Upstairs downstairs

Been to the Elms before, so we took the "servants" tour this time. Well presented. We saw a new side of the Elms and had a good time. At eighteen bucks a person a bit pricey but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been to the Elms before, so we took the "servants" tour this time. Well presented. We saw a new side of the Elms and had a good time. At eighteen bucks a person a bit pricey but what the heck.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife & I visited here in March 2014. This old mansion was apparently due to be knocked down within 3 weeks of it being saved and transformed into a spectacular tourist destination. It isn't as flash as The Breakers but still worth the visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are here for the mansion itself, it is very worth seeing. However, the staff inside was extremely rude. We are not sure if they were perhaps racist or not. One old man at the entrance talked down to us for wearing "jeans and sneakers to a nice place like this" and was trying to tell us conspiracy theories... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't wait to go back in the summer and see the gardens. The art work is amazing, what a great house!

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Glyndon, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Elms is a spectacular turn of the twentieth century mansion. What makes this mansion different from the others is that they have a "downstairs" tour you can take. This tour gives you the chance to see things from the servants point of view. This was very interesting and a great contrast to all of the other beautiful period mansions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just went to Newport for the very first time. The Elms was our first stop. We did the normal tour and the Servants tour. The Servants tour was great! Especially if you are a Downton Abby fan! We had 2 different guides for the tours - both were very knowledgable. You really need to do both tours and the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last that day was The Elms which conveniently attracts less trafic although it as fabulous as the other Newport Mansions. Because it is not ocean side, it possesses a huge backyard with trees so big, you'll wonder if the Green Giant does not live here? Again, beautiful interiors, opulent decor and mind numbing and indecent concentration of wealth and waste.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original furnishing were auctioned long ago, but the history and architecture is both fascinating and beautiful respectively.

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Eastern Mass.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning, shameful, exquisite, gaudy, lovely, obscene, they are all appropriate adjectives, describing the Elms depending on your perspective. Either way, the Elms should be on your Newport bucket list. There's not much I can write that hasn't already been written in the previous 1,200 reviews, so I'll just also say it's well worth the price of admission.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is beautiful with SNL wonderful tour that is informative and isn't too long. It was at a good price and was one of my favorite mansions in Newport. The gardens in the back are great and walking around outside in summertime is just a great experience. Would highly recommend this tour and visiting this mansion to anyone that... More 

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