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Astors' Beechwood Mansion [RI]

This Italianate house was built in 1857 to the designs of Alexander Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux. Purchased by the Astor family in 1881, the house was the social center for New York society during the Gilded Age. The Beechwood Theatre Company portrays Mrs. Astor's family, friends, and domestic staff at the height of the Victorian Era at the mansion. They welcome visitors to the mansion, offering a spirited interpretation of Victorian society not found elsewhere.

The site offers tours, living history performances, and educational and recreational events (including living history events).

 
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