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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #11 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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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

LOVED this mansion because of it's simplicity and grand ballroom where many movie's were filmed there. Also, it's air conditioned! Docents were so friendly and informative. A treasure to see!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Rosecliff is still available for private parties and the interior furnishings are not as sumptuous or plentiful (you wouldn't want your group to be responsible for breaking a 1900's chair...). We all thought it was the most "liveable" of the mansions--the scale and decor is not as over-the-top as Breakers or Marble House. The audio tour is not as good... More

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Burton upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A smaller and less lavish house than the Breakers but full of interesting furnishings, art and pictures. There is a French influence.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Although a Newport Mansion, it was different than The Breakers. Very grand yet a much smaller feel. The rooms on the second floor are lovely but seemed so small in comparison to the Breakers. If you want to see two houses that have different feels, this is a good combo. The are both truly gorgeous and the stuff of fantasy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved touring this mansion, especially the back story. Definitely worth seeing, especially if you love history. Prettiest ball room that you may ever seen. Don't miss it of you're in Newport.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If I had the option of living in a Newport "cottage" it would be Rosecliff. The scale and beauty of the rooms makes this a very livable house. The views of the gardens and ocean are breathtaking. You can almost see people dancing in the lovely ballroom! After touring The Breakers and Marble House, Rosecliff was a breath of fresh... More

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Carmel, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

No permitted to take pics security all over great views in back that's about it. Cliff walk is much better more to enjoy. Gets crowded too in each room

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had originally looked at Rosecliff as a possible wedding venue for my daughter several years ago. I was so happy to visit in person. Beautiful home and location.

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Orange, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a reason Rosecliff is rented out for weddings and special occasions--it is a feminine gem--all French and curvy. It's ballroom was the setting for scenes in the 1974 The Great Gatsby and the later True Lies. This is where I want to live when I come back as a millionaire. It also has a lovely rose garden in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Audio tour of this amazing house which enabled us to add some extra information. The "basic" tour takes about 35 minutes and with the extras we were there for about an hour. This was the first mansion we visited on this trip and left quite an impression.

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