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Tuesday, May 14 • 8:00am - 6:30pm
Newport Mansions - A Conservation Exploration - Day 2 TICKETED

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Newport Mansions  - A Conservation Exploration
Day 1 – Monday, May 13 – 11:15 am to 7:30 pm - $89
Day 2 – Tuesday, May 14 – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm - $89
Two-Day Package Price - $159

Step into the gilded age as you tour the Newport Mansions with the conservation team from the Preservation Society of Newport County. This is a two-day tour, however you may choose to take either Part 1 or Part 2. You can also immerse yourself in all that Newport has to offer by taking the Two-Day package. On each day you can either start the tour with the bus ride from the Mohegan Sun or elect to stay overnight in Newport, RI (at your own expense). The bus will stay with the group and will have room for luggage, making an overnight in Newport easy.

Day 1 – Monday, May 13 - 11:15 am to 7:30 pm - $89 – American Royalty
Explore the Breakers and Mable House – the two most grand “summer cottages” at the turn of the 20th Century. When one thinks of the Newport Mansions images of the Breakers and Mable House often come to mind. At the Breakers in addition to a conservation focused tour of the house, you will also get to experience the new Beneath The Breakers Tour – an exploration of the basement and the domestic technology (electrical, plumbing, heating) that transformed daily life of the house- and learn about installation of the new geothermal climate control system. Hear from the conservation staff about the challenges of opening normally inaccessible areas of an historic house to the public and interpreting the new systems within the existing historic infrastructure. At Marble House discover why the Vanderbilts viewed the house as a "temple to the arts" in America. Enjoy a tour focused on conservation projects in the Gothic Room and Gold Ballroom and explore Chinese Tea House and beautiful grounds.End your day with a reception at the Breakers Stable & Carriage House. Mingle with Preservation Society Staff and explore how the society is using the stables as exhibition (and event) space.

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 14 – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm - $89 – In the shadows – the life of “the other” Newport Mansions   
On this day we will explore The Elms and Rosecliff, two elegant and expansive residences, contrasted with the “smaller” Isaac Bell House and Chateau-sur-Mer.  Some of these properties preform double-duty for the Preservation Society of Newport County by hosting special exhibition space and serving as event rentals to generate income. Explore with the conservation staff how they minimize the strain on these properties. Lunch will be served at Isaac Bell House, where a facilitated discussion will be held about historic housekeeping and collections care from a conservator’s point of view.