Newport County and East Bay Sights

Chateau-sur-Mer

  • 474 Bellevue Ave. Map It
  • Newport
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1852 as an Italianate-style villa for William Shepard Wetmore, a merchant in the China Trade, Chateau-sur-Mer was Newport's first grand residence. In 1857 Wetmore threw an extravagant, unprecedented gala for 2,500 people, ushering in the Gilded Age in Newport. The house is a treasure trove of Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics, and stenciling; see hand-carved Italian woodwork, Chinese porcelains, and Japanese and Egyptian Revival wallpapers. The grounds contain rare trees from Mongolia.

Sight Information

Address:

474 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA

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Phone:

401-847–1000

Sight Details:

  • $16

Published 07/11/2016

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