Businesses still may be closed, but you can still tour many of the Newport mansions virtually
NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – The Newport mansions are closed because of the coronavirus, but you can still visit them virtually.
The Preservation Society of Newport County had to adapt to these uncertain times, just like the rest of us. Since the pandemic began, they launched online tours of the historic homes.
The 3-D experience takes your through the Elms, the Marble House, The Isaac, Bell House and Hunter House.
“There is a servant life tour which takes people down into the basement of the Elms and out onto the roof where you get great views from Newport to Providence and I think the tours really give you a sense of history of the houses and also give you the chance to zoom in on objects that you probably wanted to look at, but didn’t have the opportunity to do so.” said Trudy Coxe, President and CEO of the the Preservation Society of Newport County.
Trudy also expressed that members and non-members from around the world have been taking the virtual tours and the response has been tremendous.
The virtual tours are free, but there is a link to donate if you would like.