Founded in 1945 by a group of community members to save Newport's Gilded Age architecture from the wrecking ball, the Preservation Society of Newport County maintains 10 historic properties and The Newport Mansions Store on Bannister's Wharf. The Preservation Society offers guided and audio tours, including a new Elms Servant Life Tour of third-floor servant living quarters, kitchens, coal cellar, boiler room, laundry rooms, wine celler, and rooftop. The Elms Servant Life
Tour is a separate admission from the house admission. If planning to see more than one property, consider buying a combination ticket. Most of the mansions are on or off Bellevue Avenue. The 1748 Hunter House is on Washington Street in the city's Point neighborhood and Green Animals Topiary Garden is in Portsmouth. The hours and days the houses are open in fall and winter vary. The Breakers, the Elms, and Marble House are decorated for the Christmas season and open for tours.
424 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02809, United States