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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #11 of 66 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

In size and grandeur Rosecliff does not come close to matching The Breakers of the Marble House. However, it's still very much worth a visit not just because of the building's unique design but the spectacular view from the back lawn (a better view than you'll get from anywhere along the Cliff Walk). Rosecliff was designed for one purpose -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the mansions that is a must see. Get a pass for 5 mansions and make sure to see this one, you won't regret it !

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Allentown PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Like all of the other mansions in Newport, this is a beauty. The views are spectacular. The home is extraordinarily beautiful. I wouldn't miss this one while in Newport. It is a self guided tour with a headset that will take you through each room. You get the history of the families that lived there and the people who designed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was a summer 'cottage' and the budget for a summer season of parties back in the Gilded Age was the equivalent of £7 million now. All these houses in Newport are delightful.

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CambridgeMA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A veteran of winter indoor flower shows, Newport pulled out all stops with its garden party. Gorgeous displays on the grounds as well as inside, delicious food from the cooking demos, jazz combo on the lawn, quality vendors. Op to photo lst floor of Rosecliff, normally not allowed during regular tour.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you have limited time in Newport, skip this one. It is not an example of the great architecture that Breakers and Marble House display. The interior is a bit dull and dated. The staircase is an interesting detail and has many film stories.... Lots of stories about great parties. The grounds are nice and the views are wonderful. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The outside of this elegant center for entertainment is just as lovely as the interior! Built with the money from the western silver mines, its owner planned it for grand balls, dinners and parties and it still succeeds when hosting private events. When I visited, the upstairs rooms featured mannequins draped with appropriate costumes from the past. Very fun and... More

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North Haven,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Loved Rosecliff. Not as opulent as the Breakers but still well worth a visit. Feels more like a "home," all be it a huge one, compared to the museum like feel of the Breakers. Both are great but Rosecliff has a different feel to it.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Attended a wedding at Rose Cliff Mansion-- what a gorgeous venue --spectacular views, lovely places for bridal photos, asnd elegant ballroom fo dinner reception.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While we have been to The Breakers more times than I count, and Marble House several times, it is Rosecliff by far that captures our hearts. While The Breakers, in my opinion, is ostentation defined, and Marble House is over-the-top gaudy with all of its gold gilt and marble, Rosecliff embodies a more understated elegance. It is, in essence, a... More

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