Newport, Rhode Island BUS-5

 “Servant Life Tour at the Elms”

This tour will divide our group into 2-smaller groups of 15 to do the Servant’s Life Tour due to strict fire regulations

 

The Gilded Age (1865-1914) was a rich and complex period in American culture, which played a critical role in shaping the modern world we live in now.  Vast industrial fortunes, monumental architecture and the emergence of the United States as a world power mark the era.

Newport was the summer social capital of the nation during this time.  The families who built summer houses in this coastal city were leaders in national life, in great part driving American art, architecture, diplomacy and business.  Newport’s houses reflect the evolution of the country’s architecture and the social story of the people who designed, built, lived in and maintained these buildings.

Get a personal look at how The Elms was run—from the perspective of the servants.

Enjoy a memorable tour with a local guide along the famous 10-mile ocean drive where the options of distinctive stories and enticing photo opportunities are countless.

 

 

RT motorcoach transportation

 

The Elms “Servant Life” Tour

Experience a new tour at the Elms!  Focus on the stories of the men and women who worked

At the Elms; the butler, cook and one of the maids.  Students will learn about immigration, employment and labor disputes in the early 20th century.

 

Visit the Breakers Mansion

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America.

 

Bowen Wharf—“Newport Starts Here!”

Take some time for shopping and lunch at Newport’s historic waterfront shopping district.  Discover gourmet sandwiches, baked goods and ice-cream treats in addition to the many waterfront eating experiences and special shops.

 

Tour Director

WITHIN A WEEK BEFORE THE TRIP YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR PACKET OF INFORMATION DETAILING YOUR PICK UP AND DEPARTURE - - Most all buses have a Tour director.

Sessions:  1
Date:  5/19/2019
Fees: 
$120.00   (Class Fee)
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