Newport Mansions Attract More Than 1 Million Visitors in 2017

Jan 12, 2018

Newport’s Gilded Age mansions, one of Rhode Island’s top tourist destinations, surpassed one million tours in 2017 for the second consecutive year.

Trudy Coxe, CEO of the Preservation Society of Newport County, which owns the mansions,  says the success of the mansion tours shows that people care about historic preservation and “care about keeping America’s heritage alive.”

In the September and October, the Newport mansions ere the most visited in New England, drawing more to tours than even the largest Boston museums.

Contributing to the preservation society’s success last year was a special exhibition schedule that included the blockbuster fashion exhibition at Rosecliff, “Pierre Cardin: 70 years of Innovation.”