“Collinwood,” Newport, RI

Seaview Terrace

Vampires, werewolves, and witches — oh, my! Long before “Twilight” and “Vampire Diaries,” there was “Dark Shadows,” a gothic afternoon soap opera that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. The main setting for the drama was the Collins family estate, Collinwood, the exterior shots of which were of this mansion, Seaview Terrace (also known as the Carey Mansion).

The 40,000-square-foot mansion is located in the Millionaires’ Row section of Newport. Edson Bradley, who had made his fortune in whiskey, began building the home in 1923. It had originally been built in Washington, D.C., where it took up an entire city block and was known as Aladdin’s Palace. When the family decided to move to Newport, Bradley relocated his home piece by piece and incorporated an existing house on the grounds, Seaview, into the design and name. It is the fifth largest mansion  among Newport’s “summer cottages” (the largest, The Breakers, is located just a couple blocks away) and the largest privately owned.  Visited August 2014.

Location: 207 Ruggles Ave., between Bellevue and Wesmore avenues; this is private property and not open to the public


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