Photo via The Preservation Society of Newport County

Newport County residents will be admitted for free to The Breakers and its historic grounds on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9 and 10, the last two days of Holidays at the Newport Mansions and the new outdoor light display, Sparkling Lights at The Breakers.

Several times each year, the Preservation Society offers Newport County Days to allow local residents to enjoy the Newport Mansions free of charge. The Breakers is the only Preservation Society currently open; the others have closed for the winter season or remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The local and regional communities have given us tremendous support throughout this very difficult time, and especially during the holiday season,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO and Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County in a press release. “This is an opportunity to thank our local residents and give them something special – a last look at the wonderful holiday decorations at The Breakers before they are taken down for the season. We hope to see lots of families there during these two special days.”

The Breakers will be open from noon to 8 p.m., with last admission at 7 p.m. The outdoor holiday light display, Sparkling Lights at The Breakers, will be illuminated at 4 p.m.

The offer is for residents of Newport, Jamestown, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton, as well as military personnel stationed at Naval Station Newport. They are asked to bring proof of residency or military ID.

Starting Monday, Jan. 11, The Breakers will change its operating hours, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m. each day, with last admission at 4 p.m.

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