Recently on a family vacation, I made a quick detour to Newport, Rhode Island. I have visited Newport and toured mansions on two separate occasions in the past, but both times were before I started working at Staatsburgh. Previously I had just a general interest in the Gilded Age seaside colony, but after becoming more immersed in researching the Mills family, their servants, and the context of their life, my interests have become much more pointed. I was eager to explore Newport as it related to the Mills family.
Though the trip was brief, I made a few integral stops and have some insights and photos that I would like to share.