Newport mansions host more than 1 million tours in 2019

January 8, 2020 GMT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The nonprofit that oversees several of Newport, Rhode Island’s famous mansions hosted more than 1 million tours in 2019, the organization announced Wednesday.

It was the fourth consecutive year that the Preservation Society of Newport County has hosted more than 1 million tours. The visitors came from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

The number of tours includes people who visited more than one of the society’s 11 historic properties, the society said.

The society also hosted its 40 millionth tour since its founding in 1945.

“The popularity of the mansions is a testament not only to their beauty and grandeur, but also to the hard work that goes into preserving and presenting them,” society CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe said in a statement.

The Newport mansions are the only museum organization in New England outside of Boston that regularly reaches 1 million annual admissions, the organization said.

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s properties include The Breakers, The Elms and Rosecliff.