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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
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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Lynnfield
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Walking through the rooms brought you back to a time when everything was so over the top elegant. We could vision the women all dressed and ready for a party and the men sitting in the library. I must see if you are visiting Newport. We are saving the Breakers and the Marble house for Christmas time when they are... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went here for a company function . It would be great for a wedding or company party ,Very nice only downfall was bathrooms are in the basement.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I miss the guided tours by an actual person. It would have kept my husband more interested and engaged.

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West Milford, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This mansion wasn't as elaborate or elegant as the Breakers or Elms on the inside but the inside was beautiful and something to be enjoyed. The only downside I see about this place is that I personally found the kitchen's from these mansion homes to be my favorite, yet this one did not have one as part of the tour.... More

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Bergen County New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our daughter had her wedding reception at the Rosecliff Mansion this past July. The grounds and ballroom were unbelievably elegant and unique. We had use/access to the first floor of the mansion which included the ballroom, dining room, library and entrance area along with the outdoor covered patio, pond and grounds.This is not your cookie cutter wedding venue! The Newport... More

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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

One of the smaller mansions, Rosecliff seems to be more of a 'lived in' home than the other mansions or Summer Cottages. The audio tour is a must and once again no photos allowed inside. You can certainly imagine the parties and gatherings being held in the Ballroom. After walking through the house, walk around the garden to complete the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It was modeled after a garden retreat of French kings at Versailles, and the film The Great Gatsby was shot here long time ago. We stood at the top terrace of the garden, imaging where Mr. Gatsby hosted his lavish parties to get the attention of the love of his life, who had married someone else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Rosecliff is one of the mansions on Bellevue Ave that you might pass over. As a person who once did this (it looks short and not as assuming as some of the other mansions), I urge you not to pass it by. The ceilings in the ballroom, the grand staircase, and all of the gardens make this mansion a must... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A gorgeous home resting on the Atlantic with a romantic heart staircase. We saw The Nutcracker presented by Island Moving Company.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The nutcracker was very nice to watch. I enjoyed the show..... I did not like that they moved you to different rooms, I thought there was a full tour of mansion before show but they just moved the show to a few rooms ... I liked that they started in the staircase area but the second room was so small... More

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