HAMMERSMITH FARM, located
on Harrison Avenue (historic Ocean Drive) in Newport, Rhode Island and
also known as the "Summer White House" during John F. Kennedys presidency, is a 28-room mansion and 50-acre estate
built in 1887 by
John W. Auchincloss. It was the "summer cottage" and residence of the
Auchincloss family for four generations and was the site of the wedding reception for
Jacqueline Bouvier and JFK in 1953. The house contains the original furnishings, and is also available for functions
and group rates. Vistas of Narragansett Bay, formal
gardens, gift shop and miniature horses complete the setting of this historic estate.
Guided tours are held from April 1st through mid-November daily, and weekends from Thanksgiving through December 24th, with
Memorial Day through Labor Day having extended
From here you may continue on a tour of all the mansions we have visited within
Rhode Island in the order that we have seen them, go to an overview of
all those RI mansions, go back to our Rhode Island page, or return
to the beginning of S&L's Adventures Emporium.