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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #10 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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Dripping Springs, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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West Islip
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was one of three mansions we toured while in Newport. One is more beautiful than the next. The self-guided tour allows you to take your time and explore at your own pace. The ballroom is amazing. This was my daughter's favorite!

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Mamaroneck, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A must see. A great way to see what is was like to live during that period. The self guided tours are excellent as you can take your time. The headsets are perfect to learn about each room or person who lived there.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We liked the Rosecliff very much. Inside the mansion you can see every room, nice decorated, more feminine than the other mansions. Many old pictures from the people who lived there. Spectacular view at the ocean, really beautiful mansion!

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Houston, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you only have time for one of the Newport mansions, this is the one to see. Easily the most beautiful, a bit classier than the others, just the grand staircase and the ballroom are well worth the price of admission. The audio tour is very well done - try to find time to listen to all of it even... More

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East Meadow, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Did only two mansions-this was first and it was very nice-lots of bedrooms if you're into seeing bedrooms in a mansion! Bought the two mansion deal-Breakers and one mansion and chose this one! Very nice!

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