I am trying to determine what kind of tickets we need while visiting Newport Mansions. Do we need to buy tickets if we are only visiting the grounds and not entering the mansions?
My mom and I will be visiting Newport in the fall on a cruise and plan to visit some mansions and stroll the Cliff Walk. Being that we have limited time, we will pick 2 mansions (leaning towards Breakers and Rough Point) for inside tours. We will not have time to go to the Green Animal Topiary Garden, but would like to stroll through the grounds of some other mansions (e.g. Chateau-sur-Mer) as well if there is time.
In NY there is a charge to do the Vanderbilt Mansion guided tour (inside the Mansion), but no charge for strolling through the grounds. However, that is run by the National Park Service while the Newport Mansions are run by the Preservation Society of Newport County so admission charges and policy are likely different.
Thanks in advance.