Newport's Famous Ten Mile Drive + Two Mansions Tour

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What To Expect

Soak in the beauty of the Ten Mile Ocean Drive. Take a look at the seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along beautiful Bellevue Avenue. Capture the lovely landscaped garden at Chateau-sur-Mer. You will also visit two mansions chosen by guests on the bus!!

Specifications

Type:
Tour in Newport, RI
Departs From:
Newport-rhode-island
Meeting Point:
Newport Visitors Center. 23, America's Cup Avenue, Newport RI, 02840 USA
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
Friday and Saturday at 12:00 PM
Product Code:
10053
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

Soak in the beauty of the Ten Mile Ocean Drive. Take a look at the seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along beautiful Bellevue Avenue. Capture the lovely landscaped garden at Chateau-sur-Mer.

You will also visit two mansions chosen by guests on the bus!!

If weather permits, take a brief walk at the Cliff Walk/Forty steps.

Enjoy this fully narrated tour with detailed information on Summer residences of many prominent people.

Program

An excerpt of what you will see during your tour...

Architectural History 1640-1915

eg. Richard Morris Hunt; Richard Munday; McKim, Mead, & White

Colony House where the death of King George II was announced and also The Declaration of Independence

Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House - oldest house in Newport.

Summer Residences of rich Southerners escaping the heat of New York City.

Newport's Famous Trees e.g. Beech Trees, Copper Beech, Cut Leaf Beech, Weeping Beech, Turkey Oak trees from Europe 151 years ago.

Touro Synagogue (1763) - oldest surviving synagogue in North America

Redwood Library designed by Peter Harrison, the first public library in America

The Reading Room, where Mr. Gordon Bennet New York Herald publisher and Augustus Candy made an interesting wager that got them kicked out of The Reading Room!

Newport Casino now known as the Tennis Hall of Fame

Newport Naval Academy

Kingscote (1839), Isaac Bell House (1883), Chateau-sur-Mer (1852), Watts Sherman House (1876), McCauley Hall (1896), The Breakers (1895), Rosecliff (1902), Marble House (1892), Belcourt Castle (1894)

Rough Point - Doris Duke's residence

Castle Hill - a summer house (1874) built for renowned scientist & explorer, Alexander Agassiz.

Hammersmith Farm built for John W. Auchincloss (1887). This Mansion was the unofficial Summer White House of the John F. Kennedy Presidency

Beacon Rock, Felix de Weldon's residence. An American sculptor whose most famous piece is the Marine Corps War Memorial of five U.S. Marines and one sailor raising the flag of the United States on Iwo Jima during World War Two.

and more....

Choices for the mansions are The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Isaac Bell House, or Chateau-sur-Mer/

Inclusions

  • Guided tour

  • Admission to two mansions

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

Children below 4 years old are free of charge if accompanied by an adult.

Cancellation Policy

  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): 1 day prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 0 day or less prior to date of activity.

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