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The Preservation Society of Newport County

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Thank you for preserving our history

The audio tours served your audiences well in describing and displaying the excessive wealth that... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Water Mill, New York
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We appreciate the role of this great organization in saving the historic houses of Newport. We... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Society dedicated to the preservation of 9 of Newport's mansions.
424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6924
+1 401-847-1000
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

The audio tours served your audiences well in describing and displaying the excessive wealth that existed during the gilded era. We saw the two homes that Vanderbilt built along with Rosecliff and Marble House. If possible, visitors should always listen to the extended audio offered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

We appreciate the role of this great organization in saving the historic houses of Newport. We like the way you sell tickets that allow you to select a number of mansions to visit. I appreciated the audio tours of the mansions we visited. They gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The homes we saw were well preserved and beautiful. I applaude the society for taking on this feat. The tours were well thought out and we could take them at our own pace. The workers were friendly and knowledgeable. Well done.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank boringnot1963
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Preservation Society of Newport has done an AMAZING job in preserving history! The mansions are beautiful and well maintained. The audio tours are the perfect way to tour each property at your own speed. Plus, everyone working in the houses are pleasant and readily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We went this weekend to Coaching Weekend in Newport. The preservation society had a table there will items for sale. The folks working were all so pleasant and accommodating. Thank you!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katherinebennett
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Start your tour with The Breakers. You'll get an audio tour - a headset and small device that can be adjusted to various languages. There is a family version and a general version, which caters to your specific need/want in learning about the history. Having...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is not something to do in Newport and should not be listed as such. Tour the mansions or visit Fort Adams but don't waste your time here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I bought a membership so I can take my time and visit all the properties. I started at the marble house, then rosecliff. When I got to chateau su mare, I was signed up for a tour in 90 minutes. I drove to the next...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ussubforce
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We have visited Newport twice this year and any contact we had with workers for The Preservation Society of Newport County was very pleasurable. The all seem to enjoy what they are doing. They have been very friendly and informative. The maintenance work being done...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank S9663
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If it were not for the preservation society, we would not have many of these homes to see. Several of the later generations either did not want the mansions, or they were too costly to maintain. Some families gifted the PS with the house, furnishings...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from HummingbirdHillPlace | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, a multi-mansion pass exists. It is a significant savings. Check the website of the Preservation Society to see the ticket prices.