Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Attendance in 2012 topped 880,000.
Tuesday, January 8
After completing 2012 with the best attendance in a decade, The Preservation Society of Newport County announced a number of enhanced offerings for 2013, including plans to open more of the Newport Mansions earlier and keep them open longer. Reflecting their popularity with a global audience, admissions to the Newport Mansions grew by 86,000 to a total of 883,000 in 2012. This one-year increase of 11 percent, the strongest on record, follows the investment of over $1 million in four new tours over the last four years. These include adult and youth audio tours at The Breakers, an audio tour at Rosecliff, and the Servant Life Tour at The Elms. An experiment in starting the spring season two weeks earlier in 2012 jump-started the growth. …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Local residents can visit many Newport County attractions for free this Sunday and Monday!
Monday, June 11, 2012
The following is from a press release. The Attractions Council of Newport County invites all Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry to visit many great local attractions on Sunday, June 17, and Monday, June 18. A total of 12 attractions/organizations are participating, including two attractions located in Bristol. Visitors showing proof of residency (driver's license or other identification with an address) or proof of hospitality employment (business card, employee ID or pay stub) will enjoy free admission or another value as noted when visiting the attractions listed below. Please call the individual attractions for operating schedule and other detailed information. Audubon Society of RI, Environmental …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Who won this week's poll?
The results are in and the Newport Mansions have won this week’s poll for best staycation around town. The Norman Bird Sanctuary came in second. The mansions received 25 percent of the votes, while the Norman Bird Sanctuary received twenty percent. Several people also noted the Cliff Walk in the comments as their favorite nearby getaway. Check back Monday for next week's poll, the best package store/liquor store.
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Preservation Society's Christmas celebration ends today.
Now that we're into the New Year, The Preservation Society of Newport County is wrapping up its Christmas celebration at the Newport mansions. If you were too busy this season to see these beautiful displays, you've got one last chance today. The Breakers, the Elms and the Marble House are all open through 5 p.m. for one final viewing of the the dazzling holiday decor. The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., The Elms and Marble House at 10 a.m. The last tour admission is at 4 p.m., with the grounds and houses closing at 5. Admission to all three mansions is $28 for adults, $9 for children ages 6 to 17. A trip to just The Breakers is $19.50, $5.50 for children. Cost is $14.50 for adults, $5.50 for children, for the other two homes. Don't miss this …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The ABC morning program celebrated our city for its "breathtaking views."
We already knew just how lucky we are to live in Newport, but this morning, ABC's "Good Morning America" reporter Lara Spencer shared our City by the Sea with the rest of the U.S. during the show's countdown of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America. Newport was nominated for the list, which includes Point Reyes, CA, Asheville, NC, and others, by viewer Lisa Gecelosky of Bernville, PA. After a brief segment on Cape Cod, Spencer focused in on Newport, which she said she has been visiting every summer with her family for the past 10 years. After a visit to the Newport mansions, Spencer headed down Bellevue Avenue to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where she squeezed in a game on the famous grass courts. "A few days ago Andre Agassi …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. The Sunday Patch Passport maps out where you can go on a 15-, 30- or 60-minute drive from your home. You won’t want to miss these unique sto
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. When's the last time you visited the Newport Mansions? Sure, you've driven by them, but have you actually gone inside to see the majesty within? Here's your chance. The Breakers. The Elms. Marble House. Rosecliff. These names have become synonymous with Newport, but when was the last time you actually visited them? With almost a dozen portraits of America's Gilded Age lining the streets of Newport, there is usually something new or unique coming to their perfectly manicured lawns. On Aug. 6, A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Elms, while several authors plan to make appearances at the Newport Mansion Store. Rosecliff and …