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This 28-room mansion was built in 1887 for John W Auchincloss on what was said to be Newport's oldest working farm. The childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier, whose stepfather was Hugh Auchincloss, Hammersmith Farm was the summer residence of the Auchincloss family for four generations. The farm was the site of the 1953 wedding reception for Jacqueline Bouvier and John F Kennedy. The mansion, which served as the "summer White House" from 1961-63 contains original furnishings. Tours are given daily April 1 through November 7. Holiday tours are given on weekends.

Location: Hammersmith Farm, Ocean Dr., Newport Rhode Island 02840 Telephone 401-846-7346

Other History nearby:
(Warwick) Apponaug Village
(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Old Mystic) B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill
(Barrington) Barrington Town Hall
(Fall River) Battleship Cove
(Newport) Belcourt Castle

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