Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport is Rhode Island's largest cultural organization. Its purpose is to preserve and protect the best of Newport County's architechtural heritage.
Founded in 1945 as a private non-profit educational organization, today the Preservation Society manages the upkeep of eleven historic properties and landscapes including the Breakers, Marble House, the Elms, Chateau-Sur-Mer, Rosecliff, Hunter House, Chepstow, Kingscote, Isaac Bell House and the Green Animals Topiary Garden.
The Preservation Society also organizes the annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival held at Marble House at the end of September.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Sat, Sun, closed
- Ticket information: A Premium tour is available which includes the Breakers, Marble House, the Elms, the rooftop and behind the scenes tour of the Elms and lunch at the Elms Carriage House or the Chinese Tea House at Marble House. $49 or $24 for members, $19 for kids.
- Buy tickets online [link]: www.newportmansions.org/page3553.cfm
- Parking: Free lot
- Guided tours?: Yes
- Audio tours?: Yes
- Gift shop: Yes