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“HIdden treasures and free mansions-”

Salve Regina University
Ranked #28 of 120 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

This University is amazing. From a 2000 year old Roman storage urn to rose gardens, it has really unique treasures to find. Ochre Court- the administration building- is an amazing mansion worthy of its neighbors- and you can wander in it for free. Even the new chapel has historic stained glass by John LaFarge, a famous 19th-early 20th century artist.
The landscaping is outstanding, like a free arboretum, and there are plenty of access points to the Cliff Walk for killer views of the Bay.
You can check their online calendar at ------ for a wealth of programs, too, most of them free and open to the public.

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Reviewed 15 October 2008

This small campus is the site of numerous historic mansions and homes in Newport. Although the interiors are not open for viewing, it is well worth the time to drive through the campus and enjoy the exteriors. We toured the campus on a Saturday morning in early October and found that it was very easy to park near each of the homes - - and that the properties were nearly deserted at that time.

Do visit the university’s website for detailed information about the properties, as well as a detailed map of the campus locating each of the historic properties. From the main page of their website, click on “About” then click on “Virtual Tour”.

Here is a brief description of the properties on Salve Regina’s campus worth a stop to see:

Carey Mansion (Seaview Terrace)
Famed as the location for the exterior shots of the TV show "Dark Shadows"

Watts Sherman House
Prime example of the English Queen Anne “shingle-style” architecture built for the daughter of the Chateau-sur-Mer family

Wetmore Hall
Originally the carriage house and stables for Chateau-sur-Mer

Wakehurst
Replica of a 1570 English manor house

Ochre Court
First of the grand mansions designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the architect responsible for Marble House and The Breakers

Vinland (McAuley Hall)
A rambling red stone estate designed by the architects of Rough Point, this property was purchased by the sister of the Vanderbilt who built The Breakers next door

If you take the Cliff Walk, you will get a great view of Ochre Court and Vinland.

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