Majestic Mansion Tour

Majestic Mansion Tour
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Duration: 3 hours
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Majestic mansion Tour(approximately 3.0 hrs.)

Soak in the beauty of the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the Summer residences of many prominent people, Take a look at the Seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along Bellevue Avenue plus a visit to one of the mansions.

2018 Scheduled Tours Tour# 2:
Majestic Mansion Tour:

Soak in the beauty of the Ten Mile Ocean Drive. View 17th century buildings and marvelous mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Capture the lovely landscaped garden at Chateau-sur-Mer and if weather permits, take a brief walk at Fort Adams.

Enjoy this fully narrated bus tour with details on residences of prominent people such as the Watts Sherman House, Kingscote, McCauley Hall and Belcourt Castle. Learn about:

  • Architectural History 1640-1915: Richard Morris Hunt, Richard Munday, McKim, Mead & White
  • Colony House where the death of King George II was announced
  • Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: oldest house in Newport
  • Touro Synagogue: oldest surviving synagogue in North America
  • Redwood Library: the first public library in America
  • Newport Naval Academy
  • Hammersmith Farm built for John W. Auchincloss (1887): the unofficial Summer White House of John F. Kennedy
  • We'll also catch a glimpse of Newport’s Famous Trees such as Beech Trees, Copper Beech, Weeping Beech and Turkey Oak trees, and hear legendary stories like how Mr. Gordon Bennet, New York Herald publisher, and Augustus Candy made an interesting wager that got them kicked out of The Reading 

CHOICE OF:  Guests may choose to visit one of the following mansions:-
Breakers, Marble House OR Rosecliff

Majestic mansion Tour(approximately 3.0 hrs.)