A Weekend of Coaching returns to Newport with coaching drives each day, an exhibition on the grounds at The Elms and a dinner dance in honor of the Whips at The Breakers. In addition, the public can enjoy free viewing of the colorful and historic coaches every day, as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport Mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old sporting tradition. Authentic 19th-century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses visit Newport every three years for a Weekend of Coaching, hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County.
Sunday morning, August 21
Start time: 10:45 am
Coaches leave Chateau-sur-Mer, 474 Bellevue Ave., left onto Bellevue Avenue, left onto Shepard Avenue.
10:50 am Stop at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave. After The Breakers, coaches travel down Ruggles Avenue to Wickham Road to Brenton Road.
11:50 am Break on Commonwealth Avenue (private).
12:15 pm Pass Brenton Point State Park and continue along Ocean Avenue to Bellevue Avenue.
1 pm Coaches arrive at Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., for a private event.