Preservation Society of Newport County CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe announced that residents of the City of Newport will continue to receive free general admission to the Newport Mansions for calendar year 2017.
“We have given more than 14,000 free tours to Newport residents, both adults and children, since we began this program in 2015,” said Coxe. “We are proud to continue to be such an important part of this community, as we have been since our founding in 1945. Our goal is that every Newport resident should visit the mansions at least once, to be able to appreciate these American treasures right in their own backyard.”
Any resident family member is welcome to take any regular tour, any day of the week, just by showing proof of City of Newport residency at the ticket station at any one of the Preservation Society’s properties. Proof of residency can be a driver’s license, motor vehicle registration, passport, other photo identification, utility bill, or any similar document that shows name and address. To take advantage of this offer, each adult must show proof of City of Newport residency. Identification is not required for children, but children must be escorted by an adult.
Free admission is available on arrival at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff and Green Animals Topiary Garden. Limited admission tours, such as the Beneath The Breakers Tour (debuting January 28), the Servant Life Tour at The Elms, and guided tours at Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House and Kingscote, are included on a space available basis. Free guests will be added to any tour that is not yet full 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the tour. Any free guest unable to join such a tour will have head-of-the-line privilege for the next scheduled tour.
Special events, performances, shows, festivals, lectures and Holiday Evenings are not included.
For detailed information about the Newport Mansions and the operating schedule for each house, please visit www.NewportMansions.org.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history. Its 11 historic properties–seven of them National Historic Landmarks–span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.