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The Preservation Society of Newport County
Ranked #27 of 120 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Society dedicated to the preservation of 9 of Newport's mansions.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

If you are having difficulty finding something to do in Rhode Island the mansions are the thing to see.

Thank Newell H
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Visits to the properties always shows me the effort from the staff to continue to improve the visitors experience. Advertised refreshments at 2 of the houses was not available, leaving visitors to use vending machines and/or having to drive into town for food.

Thank trebord90
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

our wedding party combined forces and paid the rather steep price to the society so we could purchase a private tour. With a party of 5 that cost per person for 2 houses was well over $100 each. First let me say the experience far exceeded my expectations..as one person said "it was fantastic". These are all seasoned travelers. That being said the tour guide was THE SECRET INGREDIENT!! while there are taped guided tours, the personal details, the historic insights, and the ability to compare and contrast from one house (The Elms) to another (The Breakers), and, possibly most important, his multifaceted answers to questions made the cottages come alive. Our guide was the worldly, eloquent, knowledgeable, witty, and friendly as can be Raymond. A key is that he will accompany the party from one house to another so by the end of the afternoon he knows something about each persons particular interest. His command of the history was astounding. All agree he is the greatest!! Thanks Raimondo!

Thank gerrythetravelhund
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Preservation Society of Newport has done a really nice job of keeping the mansions in good condition and grounds as well. Although many are very old and may be difficult to keep up, they have done a nice job of making these houses accessible for all to see.

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Along with the Newport Restoration Society, the Preservation Society opens Newport's treasures, formerly private homes, beautifully furnished, to the public. Unless you're in Newport for a long while, it's hard to choose which to visit. Each has it's own charm, history and unique attributes. Pick as many as your stay allows.

Thank haly
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