According to Associated Press writer Michelle R. Smith, “If the Crawley family of Downton Abbey were American, they'd summer at Newport.” As the well-known blueblood playground of the country’s elite during the Gilded Age, it is easy to picture Lord Grantham and his brood calling one of the famed Newport Mansions home. Visitors can discover how America’s wealthiest industrialists lived “Downton style” with behind-the-scenes mansion tours including The Servant Life Tour at The Elms, by taking time to enjoy a very aristocratic quintessentially English afternoon tea at Vanderbilt, a Royal Tea or Afternoon Tea at the Hotel Viking, historic walking tours and more, all as the eagerly awaited Downton Abbey feature film debuts in 2019.
Experience the Downton Abbey Life in Newport
November 26, 2018
by Andrea McHugh