Once the summer playground of America's wealthiest families, Newport remains a popular vacation destination at any time of year. The famous mansions, each more opulent than the last, offer detailed tours and give a fascinating glimpse into Gilded Age extravagance. While the town rightly emphasizes its history with a variety of museums and tours, Newport also has a vibrant, contemporary side, made manifest in quirky shops and great restaurants.
The Preservation Society of Newport
Here you will find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes. Explore 250 years of American history at our 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks. Please join us for a journey back in time at one of America's premier collections of historic house museums.
Education and Research
The Preservation Society offers many learning opportunities, designed to present its houses and collections to a broad and diverse audience in as many interesting and enlightening ways as possible. These programs include international symposia and forums, study days, lectures, workshops, films, tours, and more. Programs are offered year-round throughout the Society' s historic properties and its grounds.
The Pleasures of Summer
Come and make a day of it--- enjoy judged floral designs and horticultural displays, garden lectures and demonstrations. Plan to have lunch and stroll through the Garden Marketplace on the vast ocean side lawn of Rosecliff. Newport summers set a pace that let us relax, bask in the glow of the sun and enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities. show evokes those lazy, hazy days of summer spent on warm sandy beaches, in gardens bursting with fragrance and dazzling color and cool evenings spent dancing under the stars. Details
Wine and Food Festival
Save the dates and plan to join more than 100 of America's finest vintners for a remarkable three-day food and wine experience in one of the world's most beautiful and historic destinations. This food and wine lovers' delight will include auctions of spectacular luxury goods and international wines, a Grand Tasting on the lawn of one of Newport's most opulent historic "summer cottages", restaurant wine dinners pairing Newport's best chefs with great wineries, and a gala celebration in the ballroom of another Gilded Age mansion. Details