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The Elms

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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled...more
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367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to believe the Elms was that close to being bulldozed after all the furniture was auctioned off. Luckily it was spared for people to enjoy and imagine life back then. Its design and architecture are different from the Bteakers but no less grand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Elms during Christmas week, it was spectacular and did not disappoint. Would highly recommend visiting during the holidays. The house is so beautifully decorated each room is better than the last. The self guided tour is amazing and way to use

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in December, and enjoyed the Winter Passport deal -- but even so, be sure you stroll down to the gardens, as they are interesting even without their spring/summer splendor. The house itself is majestic, and the sculptures will interest children as well as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went for the decorations and this house is on par with with Marble House. Enjoyed the audio tour and the decorations.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as many Christmas highlights as I would have expected. Only a few trees...very nice trees but only a few. I thought they’d decorate the mansion more for the season

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful mansion that offered free parking as well. We visited on December 27th so we were able to see all the amazing Christmas decorations as well. The audio tour was very thorough and the grounds were beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never before has the gilded age been more palpable than when visiting these mansions. This was the home of the man who supplied all the coal for the railways to the Vanderbilts -- just as rich!! He loved Venice and European works of art. He...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful house that should definitely be visited, especially if traveling through the area. The artifacts in the house are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SandersonClan5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Breakers is more opulent, Rosecliff has a better view, and the Marble House a bit more formal ... but our favorite was the Elms. Although the furnishings are not authentic throughout the home, it's just incredible. The scale and proportions of the rooms were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jparnell01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Elms is a stunning house, especially when decorated for Christmas. I would say its even better than the Breakers, if you only have time to visit one, make it this one.

Date of experience: December 2018
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1 February 2018|
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Response from chrijoh | Reviewed this property |
No and tickets have no expiration date.
Kathryn L
12 April 2016|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
We bought a 3 house ticket and went around the Elms ourselves following the audio route
Al F
14 March 2016|
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Response from happytraveler177 | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is handed out after you pay an entrance fee. The audio is free.