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The Elms

  • 367 Bellevue Ave. Map It
  • Newport
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/23/2013

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Architect Horace Trumbauer modeled this graceful 48-room French neoclassical mansion and its grounds after the Château d'Asnières near Paris. The Elms was built for Edward Julius Berwind, a bituminous-coal baron, in 1901 and was one of the first in Newport to be fully electrified. At the foot of the 10-acre estate is a spectacular sunken garden. The Behind the Scenes tours, which offer a glimpse into the life of staff and the operations (such as the boiler room and kitchen)

of the mansion, is one of the best of any of these mansion tours.

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367 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $14.50
  • Jan.–mid-Feb., weekends 10–4; mid-Feb.–mid-March, daily 10–5; mid-March–late Nov., daily 10–6; late Nov.–early Jan., daily 10–5

Updated 12/23/2013


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