Rosecliff Mansion

Three Newport Mansions Open Daily for the Winter; Additional Houses to Open Mid-March

The Breakers (1895), The Elms (1901) and Marble House (1892) are now operating daily year-round, contributing to Newport’s growth as a destination in the so-called “shoulder seasons.”

“Over the last few years, we have gradually expanded the length of our Newport Mansions operating season, and visitors have responded,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County.  “By keeping more houses open during the winter months we are also supporting our colleagues in Newport’s hospitality industry, by offering visitors more reasons to visit and stay in Newport in the off-season.”

Guide-led tours will be featured at all three houses during the winter months, with self-guided audio tours available at The Breakers during some busier time periods. Visit or call (401) 847-1000 for details about the operating schedule and ticket prices.  The schedule is subject to change.

On March 19, 2016, two additional houses, Chateau-sur-Mer (1852) and Kingscote (1841), will open for the season.  On May 21, all remaining Preservation Society properties – Rosecliff (1901), Green Animals Topiary Garden (c.1860),  Hunter House (c.1748), Isaac Bell House (1883) and  Chepstow (1861) – will open for daily tours.

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 and decorative arts.  Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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