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The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000 

This is the grandest of the Newport summer cottages and a National Historic Landmark. Built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II by architect Richard Morris Hunt in 1895, this 70-room Italian Renaissance-style house includes a 45-foot high central Great Hall.  It sits on a 13 acre estate overlooking a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Decorated for the holidays in December. 

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Kingscote

253 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000 

This was one of the early summer houses designed in the Gothic Revival style, in 1839.   Its dining room, added in 1881, includes one of the earliest installations of Tiffany glass.  It is now a National Historic Landmark, and houses the original furnishings and collections of four generations of Newport's influential King family.

Marble House

596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000 

With 500,000 cubic feet of marble, this opulent house was completed in 1892 for William K. Vanderbilt, whose wife Alva oversaw its construction and received it as a birthday present.  It contains a 22 karat gilded ballroom, and cost a reported $11 million to build and furnish. In 1914 Alva added a colorful Chinese teahouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Decorated for the holidays during December.  A National Historic Landmark

Rosecliff

548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000  

Modeled after the Grand Trianon at Versailles, this beautiful house was completed in 1902 for Nevada silver heiress “Tessie” Oelrichs. Rosecliff was the setting for many spectacular Newport parties, and in recent years has been used as a film set for several Hollywood movies. 

Chateau-sur-Mer

474 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000  

This 1852 stone villa is one of the greatest Victorian houses in America, built for a China Trade merchant.  It was the grandest of Newport mansions until the arrival of the great Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s, and was home to a Rhode Island governor and U.S. senator. Its grounds include rare specimen trees, a Chinese moongate, and a Colonial Revival garden pavilion.  A National Historic Landmark.

Chepstow

120 Narragansett Avenue, Newport, RI  02840
401-847-1000 

This Italianate-style villa designed by architect George Champlin Mason in 1860 houses a collection of 19th century landscape paintings by Hudson River school artists. Tours by reservation only.

The Elms

A National Historic Landmark, this French-style chateau built for Philadelphia millionaire Edward Berwind represented the best of gracious living and entertaining when it opened in 1901.  The estate includes a 10-acre park and elaborate sunken garden.. Decorated for the holidays in December. 

Hunter House

This National Historic Landmark was built in 1748 by a prosperous sea merchant.  Noted for its superbly carved and grained woodwork, it also houses a fine collection of Townsend and Goddard furniture. 

Issac Bell house

70 Perry Street, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000

A restoration work in progress, this National Historic Landmark is one of the finest examples of shingle-style architecture in America.  Built in 1883 by McKim, Mead and White, it combines Old English and European architecture with colonial American and exotic details, such as a Japanese-inspired open floor plan and bamboo-style porch columns.