Constructed in 1852, the Chateau-sur-Mer ushered in the rise of the lavish mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. It was initially owned as a full time residential home by the Wetmores, and has been the permanent residence of the former Rhode Island governor and senator George Peabody Wetmore and his family.
The Chateau-sur-Mer is a French villa, measuring a total of 17 acres in the Victorian style architecture. It was made of Fall River granite. Now under the care of the Preservation Society of Newport County, it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
Today folks can visit the Chateau-sur-Mer and tour the romantic grounds of the estate and experience the grand Victorian property and its beautiful gardens and grounds.