Chateau-sur-mer Mansion and its collection

Chateau-sur-mer Mansion

Chateau-sur-Mer is a significant landmark in Newport, Rhode Island, as it is one of the first grand mansions built during the Gilded Age on Bellevue Avenue. This mansion played a crucial role in ushering in the Gilded Age of Newport, setting a standard for lavishness and grandeur that was unmatched until the construction of the Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s.

Chateau-sur-Mer as a Museum

Currently, Chateau-sur-Mer is owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is open to the public as a museum. Visitors can explore the mansion's grand scale and intricate design, which showcases the major design trends of the last half of the 19th century.

Architectural and Design Significance of Chateau-sur-Mer

Chateau-sur-Mer was completed in 1852 as an Italianate villa for William Shepard Wetmore, a merchant in the Old China Trade. The mansion's architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics, and stenciling are regarded as landmarks of Victorian design.

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Chateau-sur-mer Mansion
Bellevue Avenue 474
RI 02840 Newport
Rhode Island

Visitor information Chateau-sur-mer Mansion

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00


6 – 12$10.00


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Bellevue Avenue 474, Newport

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