Enduring Monuments from America’s Gilded Age!
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Departure: 7:00 AM
Return: 6:15 PM
The summer homes of the rich and powerful in the 19th century and during the Beaux Arts period are an enduring monument to the taste and architecture of this time. The Preservation Society of Newport offers tours of ten stunning houses dating from the 18th century Colonial in the Point neighborhood to the 19th century Gothic Revival, Shingle style, and to the Beaux Arts ‘cottages’ of Bellevue Avenue. The properties managed by the Preservation Society of Newport County help illustrate the architectural diversity of Newport and the place of these houses in American History.
We’ll tour two of these properties beginning with The Breakers. The ‘Cottage’ was built between 1893 and 1895 as a summer residence for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy Vanderbilt family. We’ll break for lunch on your own in the harbor area, and follow up with a visit to Green Animals Topiary Gardens. After our tour, we’ll depart for home around 4Pm.
Ticket price is $89.00 and includes deluxe motor coach transportation via Lizak Motor Coach and tickets to both tours. No meals are included. Seats are available on a first-come; first served basis. For more information, call Randall at (413) 436-5357 or email email@example.com. The trip will take place rain or shine.
Masks are required inside the mansions. You can download the Newport Mansions Audio Tour App for your phone. Instructions provided upon signup.
COVID-19 Protocol: Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour. Your temperature will be taken prior to boarding the coach. Masks will be required while on the motor coach; please use hand sanitizer prior to boarding.