We visited Newport Rhode Island to visit the 19th century mansions after Christmas on our winter vacation. During the Christmas season, The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms mansions have their halls decked for Christmas.
Newport Rhode Island was the summer home to many of the Gilded Age’s wealthiest families. During the 19th century, many ‘summer cottages’ were built as vacation homes. The cottages are extravagant, reflecting a time when captains of industry gathered more wealth than they could dream of spending.
Many of these homes are still owned privately, but some of the homes have been preserved and maintained by The Preservation Society of Newport County. The Preservation Society offers guided tours, self guided tours, and special events in the mansions.