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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #10 of 67 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
35 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We really liked this mansion as it was not as ostentatious as the others. Elegant, light and beautiful. A must do if you love to see how they lived in Victorian style.

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Lincolnwood, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is another mansion I was able to visit while in Newport. It is an interesting architectural jewel which again exhibits how people lived at a certain time in our country's history. The rooms are beautiful and I recommend to use the headphones to get a better understanding of this and all the mansions in the area. A definite must... More

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Los Angeles
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243 reviews 243 reviews
204 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was number 6 of 10 for me of the Newport Mansions. Other people rated it higher. I liked others better. This was the only mansion where people seemed to be getting lost finding their way around (following the headset). The ball room was bigger than our house. That made me feel bad. It was used for movies and there... More

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Quad Cities USA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Not as gaudy as the others, but a compelling story with first-hand accounts from the folks who were fortunate to frequent what was Newport's great party house.

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New York City, New York
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46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Rosecliff was designed by Stanford White, and is a beautiful, light, house with gorgeous rooms for entertaining. Because it was lived in into the '40s, you can also see how tastes changed from the time the house was built, so an historical as well as architectural tour.

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hants
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The house was beautiful but what a shame that photographs were forbidden inside the house - what a waste!

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jo913
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the house is nice, but the yard and grounds are better. Roses were in bloom and everything was very neat and well taken care of

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Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Although far from simple, Rosecliff is much less ostentatious than the other mansions we visited, but nonetheless absolutely stunning

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Birchwood, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We saw most of the old mansions and this was in the Top 4 to visit. Get a multiple visit pack to save money if you have time to visit 4 or more of the mansions.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This mansion is a real splendor to visit and you can rent this out! The staircase is gorgeous and famous from movies such as The Great Gatsby.

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