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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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Elegant

This was one of my favorite mansions on the tour. From the beautiful grounds to the heart shaped staircase to the upstairs’ bedrooms. We visited in October of 2014 and the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite mansions on the tour. From the beautiful grounds to the heart shaped staircase to the upstairs’ bedrooms. We visited in October of 2014 and the tour was a self guided tour with headsets. There were many fun tidbits about the house during the tour. The ballroom was beautiful and grand. Each room had its... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A much more intimate house to visit than The Breakers, both in scale and in the small-group guided tour. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, and made a great job of bringing to life in our minds the occupants of the house, the Gilded Age social season they were part of, and the parties they threw.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is one mansion I've visited quite a few times over the years, and it never fails to impress. The heart-shaped stairway is breathtaking! The tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. This is in the top three of my favorite Newport mansions, along with the Breakers and the Elms.

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Frederick, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had been to Rosecliff once before and it was an ok mansion tour. However, this time everything has changed, and not for the better. They no longer have the self-guided audio tour like Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms. It's now a tour led by a guide. They only show you the first floor, which is four rooms. And,... More 

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acarneiro, Public Relations Manager at Rosecliff, responded to this review

We’re sorry your recent tour of Rosecliff did not meet your expectations. The second floor was closed briefly while renovation work was underway, but several rooms on the second floor have now been reopened to tours, with more to see about the last family to reside there. Rosecliff is being renovated to permit a wide range of new exhibitions to... More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This mansion is very elegant. It is one of a kind and the tour is outstanding. My girlfriend, now my fiancé got engaged in front of the mansion two days after Christmas! She loves this place. The grounds are very nice. They throw a New Year's Eve party but did not attend in 2014 but we will in 2015.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited the Breakers and were assuming that the Rosecliff would be similar,. The tour guide was excellent, but we were only exposed to a small portion of the mansion.

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Like a large opulent stage for great parties and fantastic views of the sea. Spread out and majestic, much in a way like an expansive ranch home but way beyond that fact. Used for weddings and parties these days it is a perfect spot to be married and party like a king

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This was the third and final mansion we toured during our stay. Unlike the other ones we toured, Rosecliff has a live tour guide instead of a self guided audio tour. This made a huge difference. Our guide, Mariette, was incredibly knowledgeable about the mansion and the history behind it. It was a picturesque location and I would recommend this... More 

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Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was our 5th mansion tour. Most of the others have you listening to a headset as you walk the rooms at your own pace. We enjoyed that method of touring but found the guided tour at Rosecliff to be a very nice exception. It gave us great insight into the personality of the mansion's owners and that way of... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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63 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a corporate event here at night, place was decorated very nice, nice place to host a event in Newport!

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