Newport is blessed with some pretty dreamy weather most months out of the year. Plenty of sea breeze and sunny locales make for picnic-worthy settings all around town.

This year welcomes the return of the picnic experience at the former summer "cottages" of America's wealthiest, the Newport Mansions, and it’s designed for people who want to enjoy the coast's perfect weather alongside some of the most stunning architecture and garden scapes in New England. The Preservation Society of Newport County’s “Stroll the Gardens and Grounds” gives visitors the opportunity to picnic on the historic landscapes of The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House in Newport, and Green Animals Topiary Garden* in Portsmouth.

Tickets include outdoor-only access to TWO properties, and do not include interior entry to The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House or Brayton House at Green Animals. Open daily, grounds open at 10:00am, last admission tour is at 5:00pm and close at 6:00pm through October 10. 

*Green Animals is open daily through October 2. 


When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority.  All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines. 



  • Marble House: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, last admission at 5:00 PM
  • The Elms: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, last admission at 5:00 PM
  • Green Animals: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, last admission at 5:00 PM
  • The Breakers: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, last admission at 5:00 PM



$25 for adults and $10 for youth ages 6-17. Ticket includes outdoor-only access to TWO properties, which can be visited on different days. 


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Pack a blanket and don't forget the most important part: the food. These local spots have just what you need for a picture-perfect picnic.



Woman With Bag Walking To Newport Mansion

Picnic Blanket With Food, Peaches And Wine Glasses

Person Spinning Honey At A Picnic In Newport, RI

Cold Brew Coffee At A Newport Mansions Picnic

Two People With White Wine Glasses At A Newport Mansions Picnic

Crackers And Grapes At A Newport Mansions Picnic


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