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Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Visitors are awestruck by this grand mansion, modeled after a French...
Visitors are awestruck by this grand mansion, modeled after a French palace and used in the films "High Society" and "The Great Gatsby."
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Romantically Beautiful

Each of the mansions has its own feel. Rosecliff would be what I would imagine most little girls would imagine as their ideal wedding location. As a home built for entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
The_Sal_Paradise
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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I toured five different Newport mansions, and this is the only one I didn't find interesting. Visitors see only the ground floor, little of which is original. The guide was noticeably less knowledgeable than the guides at the other houses. Overall, this tour seemed to be more of an advertisement for the house's availability for wedding receptions and corporate parties... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Each of the mansions has its own feel. Rosecliff would be what I would imagine most little girls would imagine as their ideal wedding location. As a home built for entertaining, it is as perfect as it can get. The heart shaped stairway; the white marble; the ballroom that opens to the outdoors... all make for this as a must... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

rent this venue for your upcoming wedding of party on the beach. Its a great experience which will take you 100 back in time

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Rochester, NH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

very informative tour of this mansion. tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. was able to answer any question people had. Pointed out the garden area - it was winter and nothing was blooming.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited here a number of years ago - and really enjoyed touring all the mansions - Newport is a lovely place - you can readily walk around and enjoy lovely ocean views, outstanding places to dine, and amazing mansion castles by the sea!!

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Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Attended a gala in this mansion. There was nothing NOT to like about it! Each room was beautifully decorated and there was plenty of room for the guest to mingle at the party.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We started at Rosecliff and were glad we did because I think it would have been a let down after The Elms and The Breakers. It's very pretty, and worth a visit, especially with the costume exhibit that was there in November -- I'm not sure it that is a normal display for them or not.

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Rosecliff is a delightful building. It was created for Theresa Fair Oelrichs by the architect Sanford White at the opening of the 20th century. While it was inspired by the Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles in France, the mansion is not overwhelmingly grand. Rather, it has a feeling of delicateness and lightness. Theresa was one of the great... More 

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Central Cali
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So, a Gilded Age mansion with a 40's spin. Weird, but cool! Be sure to see it! Probably won't be as impressed as you were with the Breakers or Marble House, but worth the time.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As with the other mansions, a look at what American aristocrats created in their efforts to mimic European royalty, even though they did not match the Europeans. But then again, the European monarchs were even more brutally exploitive of the masses than were the American capitains of industry.

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