Preservation Society of Newport County CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe has announced that residents of the City of Newport will continue to receive free admission to the Newport Mansions for calendar year 2016, extending an offer that began last June in celebration of the Preservation Society’s 70th anniversary.

“This is our Christmas gift to our community,” said Coxe.  “We’re so pleased that more than 5,000 Newport residents have taken advantage of free admission to our properties since June, and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to see 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 id, 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.

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House will all be open daily through the winter months.  Additional houses will open on a staggered schedule through the spring. Special events, performances, shows, festivals, lectures and Holiday Evenings are not included.

For more detailed information about the free admission for Newport residents in 2016, as well as the operating schedule for each house, please visit www.NewportMansions.org/plan-a-visit/newport-resident.

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.

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