Newport Mansions: Experience The Gilded Age

A visit to Newport is never complete without a visit to the Newport Mansions. Even if you’ve visited before, there’s always something new to experience. Don’t miss the updated audio tour of Marble House (1892), with new insights into the lives of Alva Vanderbilt and her children; and the Servant Life Tour of The Elms (1901) will give you an insider’s look at both the personal and the work lives of the men and women who serviced the social whirl of Gilded Age Newport.

Four remarkable audio tours bring you a new and unique perspective on the lives of the families and staff of the grand mansions of Newport. Explore The Breakers (1895), Marble House and The Elms at your own pace with our state-of-the-art digital audio players. At The Breakers, you can choose from the main audio tour or a Family Tour, which piques the imagination of youngsters and their parents alike by bringing the house, its furnishings and even its sculpture to life.

From September 25–27, the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary, featuring Martha Stewart and Jacques Pépin among others, with a two-day Grand Tasting featuring hundreds of wines from around the globe.

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