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Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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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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My husband and I toured five of the Newport mansions and enjoyed each of them for their uniqueness. His favorite was the Elms but mine was Rosecliff. The Elms was fascinating for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Don't go to this mansion , it was a waste of time . The tour guide was dull and boring. The mansion is mostly used for weddings and should not be used as a tour anymore .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I toured five of the Newport mansions and enjoyed each of them for their uniqueness. His favorite was the Elms but mine was Rosecliff. The Elms was fascinating for its technology and how it seemed to work effortlessly, but Rosecliff was much more inviting and pretty. It was the perfect setting for entertaining as the ballroom opened... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If yo can possibly tour this mansion in June during the Flower Show you will be absolutely awed. It is simply fantastic. the flower show is like nothing I have ever seen before and I am not into flowers as a 57 year old male but it is impossible not to enjoy this event. They have music, food, crafts, and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The guide was very informative about the history of the property, and it's interesting that it was used in several Hollywood movies, but there really isn't all that much to see for the price of admission. As part of a tour of several of the properties it might have been worthwhile, though.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Rosecliff is so very beautiful, inviting and perfect. This French Baroque Revival mansion was built for entertaining. At 40X 80 feet, the grand ballroom was the largest in Newport featuring a grand heart shaped staircase. Hard to imagine these gilded age mansions in their prime. Rosecliff was the favorite of our daughter. The mansion seems more like a home compared... More 

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely a more feminine touch in the decor of this home. Beautifully decorated and worth the visit!

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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The most livable of all the mansions, in my opinion. First time at the flower show, each trip I fall in love again with Rosecliff. My oh wow - so in love - thank you:)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Although its not as grand as The Breakers, this mansion is worth checking out because of its unique history. Also films have been shot here, such as True Lies, the tango scene is shot in the Ballroom and you get to hang out there for a bit. The tour is guided not self guided like The Breakers, so its hard... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Rosecliff is a beautiful house architecturally. Unfortunately, by the time the preservation society was able to take ownership - all furniture/etc was no longer intact from the original owners. There is some furniture that the last owners left, but it's just their furniture the way they arranged it. I almost wish they had taken the historic photos of the property... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a beautiful mansion with a lot of history and stories behind it. The guided tour (not audio) kept the interest of those in our group all though you do a lot of standing and don't get to see as much as one would hope of the mansion. I would still recommend visiting this mansion.

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Additional Information about Rosecliff

Address: Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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