Abandoned Newport Mansion | The Bells | Rhode Island

Abandoned Newport Mansion | The Bells | Rhode Island

This is an abandoned Newport mansion…kind of. This isn’t really the mansion. These are actually the remains of the stable house and garage that was built next to the mansion. But if this is just where the horses slept, just imagine what the actual mansion was like? Welcome to what remains of the Abandoned Bells Estate.

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The Gilded Age was an era from from around 1870 to 1900. It was a time of rapid economic growth from Industrial and technological advances mainly in the northern and western united states. Railroads were the major growth industry, with the factory system, mining, and finance increasing in importance. But it was also a time of straight up poverty and inequality as the wealth was highly concentrated at the top, with the workforce being paid barely a livable wage.

From 1860 to 1900, the wealthiest 2% of American households owned more than a third of the nation’s wealth. To put this in perspective, today the wealthiest 1% of Americans own a third of the nation’s wealth ah man that’s even worse never mind let’s get back to the gilded age.

The phrase Gilded Age was coined by Mark Twain who was making fun of the era – that it was a time of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding of economic expansion. It was materialistic excesses combined with extreme poverty.

Some of the big names of the time include John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan, and our boy for this story, lawyer slash businessman Theodore M. Davis, a man who accumulated his wealth through straight up corruption and fraud. He was subject to three congressional investigations, from which he escaped totally unscathed. Being rich sounds awesome.

But Theodore Davis was best known for his excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings between 1902 and 1913. He made some pretty big discoveries, that were frequently highlighted in articles from the New York Times. At least 20 of his digs involved important finds or enhancement of scientific knowledge about ancient Egypt. He financed digs with his own money and hired professional archaeologists, painters & photographers.

Before becoming a world famous explorer, in 1882 he used his wealth to construct a mansion estate right on the ocean in Newport Rhode Island.

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  1. John Lavallée on January 13, 2023 at 9:08 am

    I used to come here all the time as a kid! I remember you did an episode on it already a few years ago, but it was a short one. Great to see this!

  2. 2eyeluvmac2 on January 13, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Very interesting.

  3. Tom Riley on January 13, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Hey Jason, how about looking at United Nuclear Corporation in Charlestown?

  4. njaneardude on January 13, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Quality content 👏👏👏

  5. dusty on January 13, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Good one

  6. Jordan Correll on January 13, 2023 at 9:19 am

    I never knew our state had so many abandoned places..now I just need friends that want to go exploring with me 😂

  7. Paradise Arms on January 13, 2023 at 9:23 am

    About an 8 minute ride from me!

  8. Tehkewl U on January 13, 2023 at 9:25 am

    I would love to go check this place out, but I dont have a car, and none of my friends are interested, so.. Seems it will be an unexplored mystery to me. Thank you. Keep up the amazing vids.

  9. Michelle StHilaire on January 13, 2023 at 9:29 am

    These videos are awesome!! Moved back to my home state of RI after many years away and am so enjoying leaning about things I never discovered!

  10. star fox on January 13, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Great place to smoke. Lol. Great video

  11. Mister Ed on January 13, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Your stuff is so good, Jason. Each one a gem!

  12. Frank B on January 13, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Wow Jason, you outdid yourself on this one….fantastic video ! The history and commentary are great. Thanks very much sir!

  13. Lauren on January 13, 2023 at 9:32 am

    We finally explored it this past week and it was amazing! Had been dying to get in there since seeing your original video!

    Would love to know what the tower down there is too unless that was part of the mansion and stable too? Beautiful spot to explore!

  14. roger st laurent on January 13, 2023 at 9:32 am

    again if i can hit that thumbs up button a trillion times i would The Old Bell Mansion was great been inside a few times ok many of times your youtube channel by far is the best and a joy to watch because it so well put together Mr Jason have your self a great Sunday catch you on the next video

  15. Debra lady on January 13, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Love awful awful

  16. Halofan13 on January 13, 2023 at 9:35 am

    To anybody who wants to go:
    This is at a public beach the tower is accessible through a path to the left of the entrance. The basement is sealed. There is a second floor but you need a ladder or you need to climb a tree to get up there,yes there is a stair well but it’s a tight space plus there is no railing so you can fall

  17. Janna J on January 13, 2023 at 9:37 am

    If you’re from Newport ODBC! If you know you know!

  18. Candice Berg on January 13, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Wow, I just discovered your channel. Your videos are FANTASTIC! I LOVE RI. I own a small business here.

    "He was guilty of looking exactly like the guy from jumamj" hahaha

  19. The Red Velvet Shoe Vintage on January 13, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Soooo interesting! New Subscriber ✔️🌞

  20. Casey on January 13, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Dope editing

  21. Jason Allard on January 13, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Ok an abandoned mansion is cool, but what flavor Awful Awful you going with?

  22. ben candelaria on January 13, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Another excellent installment. Thanks!

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  24. Terrietta Thomas on January 13, 2023 at 9:48 am


  25. Katrina M on January 13, 2023 at 9:48 am

    So many years spent exploring this area the stables and tower- shared with my children too always wondering who was there, if the walls could talk, and why it fell to decay. Thank you

  26. Cabin Vibes Ebay Store on January 13, 2023 at 9:52 am

    New sub! Liked ✌️🙏🤗

  27. Heidi on January 13, 2023 at 9:53 am


  28. Cindy Muller on January 13, 2023 at 9:53 am

    So fascinating!! Is there at least a foundation or basement where the original mansion once stood?

  29. Savannah Brito on January 13, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Been here so many times it’s so fun

  30. Liz I. on January 13, 2023 at 9:56 am

    I love your sense of humor!

  31. Donna Vaughn on January 13, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Thanks you

  32. rhopsi56 ! on January 13, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Very cool and informative video, but dude, the backing music is way too loud foryourvoice, made ittough to get all the details. Keep up the goodwork.

  33. Rainking63 on January 13, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Your videos are SO GOOD. My wife and I love what you’re putting out into the world. Keep up the good work and we can’t wait for the next one!

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  35. XploreGalore on January 13, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Love this place.

  36. anthony banks on January 13, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Thank you very much for Exploring ! what a cool place

  37. DozaArchives on January 13, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Very good stuff as always.

  38. C J on January 13, 2023 at 10:01 am

    the amount of fucking weed i’ve smoked in that exact building…

  39. Janna J on January 13, 2023 at 10:03 am

    I live in Newport! All my life that area has intrigued me! I used to go in there when i was a kid,

  40. J.P Orlando on January 13, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Love how you do places in RI my home state. Love your channel keep it up the work dude

  41. Lurking Providence on January 13, 2023 at 10:04 am

    I’ve been inside this place more times than I can count, really cool to finally know it’s history. Great storytelling!

  42. Adam C on January 13, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Awesome info on this! Were you able to find any information on the nearby stone tower that you can easily get to the top? I feel like that is definitely part of the same property as it is close in location.

  43. FRSPilot on January 13, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Talks about the wealthy with vitriol yet is fascinated by what they build….

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