Newport Residents, The Preservation Society of Newport County has a Christmas gift just for you. The Preservation Society is clearly feeling the Christmas spirit as their CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe announced today that Newport residents will continue to receive free admission to the Newport Mansions through 2016, extending an offer that began last June in celebration of the Preservation Society's 70th anniversary.

"This is our Christmas gift to our community," she says. "We're so pleased that more than 5,000 Newport residents have taken advantage of free admission to our properties since June, and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to see these American treasures right in their own backyard."

Residents can take advantage of any regular tours, on any day of the week, simply by showing proof of City of Newport residency (driver's license, motor vehicle registration, passport, other photo id, utility bill, or any similar document that shows name and address) at the ticket station at any mansion properties. Proof of City of Newport residency must be shown in order to garner free access. Note: Identification is not required for children, but children must be escorted by an adult. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House will all be open daily through the winter months. Additional houses will open on a staggered schedule through the spring. Special events, performances, shows, festivals, lectures and Holiday Evenings are not included. For more detailed information about free admission for Newport residents in 2016, as well as the operating schedule for each house, click here.