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A French-style mansion, The Elms represents the former summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. The construction of the house cost approximately $1.5 million when finished in 1901. Berwind, who made his money in the coal industry, hired architect Horace Trumbauer to design the summer home in the same style as Chateau Asnieres in Asnieres-sur-Seine, near Paris. The cost of admission includes an audio tour that guides you through the house with details of day-to-day life. Opt for the "Servant Life Tour" for a picture of the servants' responsibilities; a knowledgeable guide will delve deep into the lives of the team who worked to run the household. Use our Newport trip planning website to arrange your visit to The Elms and other attractions in Newport.
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The Elms reviews
My wife and I visited the Elms, this was the third and last of the homes that were open at Christmas time. The Christmas decorations were quite elaborate but looking past them each room and the...
My wife and I visited the Elms, this was the third and last of the homes that were open at Christmas time. The Christmas decorations were quite elaborate but looking past them each room and the... more »
Self audio tour is always the way to go and do click on the sub-stories if you have time. I was in awe.
Self audio tour is always the way to go and do click on the sub-stories if you have time. I was in awe. more »
The day we visited Newport, the Elms was the only major mansion that was open. I assume that was because the others were decorating for Christmas. I was not disappointed, however, because the place.... more
The day we visited Newport, the Elms was the only major mansion that was open. I assume that was because the others were decorating for Christmas. I was not disappointed, however, because the place.... more »
The Elms is an absolutely stunning property. The open concept guides you from room to room. Make sure you walk through the entire property. The gardens in the back is a serene place that will leave you wondering in peace. My recommendation is to purchase an annual membership. There are different levels that you can choose from to fit your family situation. This will not only save you money, but it is also a tax-deductible gift. Also, purchase your tickets/membership online. It is easy and will save you time when you first arrive.
What a beautiful “cottage” as they call them. So wonderful it wasn’t torn down and we’re able to step into history. We used the newport mansion app for this tour as well and again it was very enlightening. We had a great time touring the home and strolling the grounds.
Nice mansion. Julius Berwind from Philadelphia had the mansion built. He was a coal Barron. They would spend about $350,000 in the late 1800s, entertaining during each season. The season lasted about 8 weeks for during the summer. That equates to about $12Million in today's money. They must have had a raring good time. The preservation society keep up the mansions very well.
Nice Mansion to visit. We did want to do the servant's tour, but it was sold out. Please reserve in advance. So we did a self guided tour instead. You can download on the phone or take reading material. We did the reading. I heard some on other visitors phones, and there was lots of extra information, so if you really interested do it that way.
An exquisite display and tour of old New England luxury! Step back in time to the 1900's as you explore the courts and halls of The Elms. There is plenty of history and architectural beauty to experience for both friends and family. I highly recommend downloading the Newport Manison's Tour App to listen to as you stroll through any of the mansions on Bellevue. A must see for all ages visiting Newport.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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