Members of the Newport Mansions Duo Adults are FREE. $32 for minors (ages 6-17) $91. This ticket allows you to visit ANY TWO of the following properties: The inside home and gardens of The Breakers. A walking tour of Bellevue Avenue, where most of the mansions are located.
The homes sit on large parcels of land that were originally owned by William Moultrie, a prominent American military officer who was born in South Carolina. After the American Revolution ended, Moultrie moved to Georgia where he became one of the first settlers of that state. He also had several political offices under his name. In 1774, at the age of 29, Moultrie was given command of a company of soldiers from South Carolina in the fight against the British during the American Revolutionary War. He showed great courage and skill as a leader on the battlefield. When the war was over, Moultrie returned to South Carolina and built many buildings, including this mansion. It is now open to the public as a museum.
The other two mansions are Van Ness Mansion, which is not open to the public, and Marble House, which is only open to members of the nonprofit organization that manages the historic district.
These are some of the most beautiful houses in America and seeing them all together makes them even more impressive.
The Newport Mansions Experience (entry to any five estates, excluding Hunter House) costs $35 per adult and $12 for children ages 6 to 17. The Breakers Plus (entry to the Breakers plus one other property, except Hunter House): $29 per adult, $9 for children ages 6 to 17. Hunter House costs $30 per adult and $8 for children aged 6 to 17.
Newport's grandest residences sit on oceanside cliffs or along curving streets lined with towering trees. Some date to the early 18th century when they were built by wealthy merchants; others are more recent constructions of marble and glass designed by the leading architects of their day. Every estate has something special to offer visitors of all ages. From formal gardens to sprawling lawns, there's always something new to discover at The Newport Mansions.
Newport is best known for its luxury seaside resorts, but it also contains some remarkable houses inside its borders. Two of the largest and most elaborate mansions in America are here: the Breakers and the Marble House. Both are National Historic Landmarks. You can take guided tours of both properties but advance reservations are required for either tour or you can just wander at your own pace.
The Breakers was built between 1819 and 1824 by shipping magnate John Jacob Astor for use as his main residence. He sold it to a group of investors in 1845 who renamed it The Breakers after the famous oceanfront hotel built in New York City the same year.
FREE for Breakers members Adults pay $26; children aged 6 to 17 pay $8. Tickets are available online and at the door on game days.
The party at the Breakers Mansion is one of college basketball's biggest events, with thousands of fans packing the stadium to see their favorite team play in front of family and friends.
The game itself is usually a close matchup between two top-10 teams. Last year, North Carolina defeated Duke 89-78 in what has become known as the "Miracle on Main Street".
In 2016, it was announced that men's basketball star Derrick Williams had been killed in a car crash in Minnesota. The accident occurred before an NBA game between his former team, the Chicago Bulls, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. At the time of his death, he was driving back from seeing his former school, Kansas, play in a tournament game. He was 23 years old.
Derrick Williams' death was felt by many people, including some of the greatest players in NBA history. Michael Jordan said he would not go to the funeral because of his commitment to the Bulls but later changed his mind.
(Newport, Rhode Island) For the first time, three Newport houses will be available daily for visits during the winter. The Breakers (1895), The Elms (1901), and Marble House (1892) are now open every day of the year, adding to Newport's popularity as a destination during the "shoulder seasons."
The Breakers, Ocean View Avenue, is the most accessible of the three properties. It is also by far the largest, with 45 rooms over nine floors. Two-hour tours begin at the Breakers' visitor center located next to its parking lot on United States Route 1. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12.
Marble House is a private home owned by real estate developer Donald Trump. The house is not open to the public but visitors can view it from across its driveway. They can also see the beach, ocean, and surrounding mansions from here.
Elm Court is a small community within walking distance of several Newport mansions. Here you can visit The Elms, 5 Court Street, which is open daily during the summer months. It has 25 rooms over four floors that take advantage of natural light and views of the back garden. There is an admission fee ($20 for adults, $10 for children under 12).
Winterthur Museum & Garden, 1 Museum St. , is open daily except Monday between November 15 and March 31.
Mansion on the Newport Coast, California, was built in 1889 for $750,000 ($10 million in today's dollars). It has 26 rooms and 9 bathrooms. The house was sold in 2003 for $18 million.
The previous record holder was a mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. It was called "The Biltmore" and it was bought for $12.9 million in 2000. It had 50 rooms and 11 bathrooms.
These records are held by two different houses.
Newport County Preservation Society The new Breakers became a 70-room house on five levels with a gross size of 125,339 square feet (11,644.4 m2) and 62,482 square feet (5,804.8 m2) of living area, which is now owned and administered by the Preservation Society of Newport County. It was designated as New York State's official "National Historic Landmark" in 1992.
The new Breakers was built between 1770 and 1780 by Henry Hamilton, who also constructed the Hope House just across the street. After Hamilton died, his son Thomas remodeled the house in 1820 by adding a third floor and making other minor changes. In 1868, the Hamiltons' daughter Sarah married William Miller McKim, who took over management of the house. They had three children: Mary, Alice, and Henry McKim. When Mary died at age 30, she left her half of the estate to her father. He in turn gave it to her children. When he died in 1896, Henry McKim inherited the house and all its contents. He spent much of his time in Europe, leaving the management of the estate to an assistant.
In 1914, McKim hired Charles F. Adams to redesign the interior of the house. This included replacing most of the furniture, carpets, and wallpapers. In 1919, after going through a number of financial problems, McKim sold the house to a group of investors from Boston.