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Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great Gatsby Flair and Good Stories

The mansion, like the other ones, is beautiful. The exterior has a lot of unique features and artistic accents. The guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic. The tour was rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
soe75
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The mansion, like the other ones, is beautiful. The exterior has a lot of unique features and artistic accents. The guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic. The tour was rather short bc many rooms were not accessible. This is not a self-guided tour with headphones. You wait for an available guide and tour with a group. Tessie, who grew up in... More 

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Auburn, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgable about the history of the house. One of the owners of the owners of the house had a connection to the discovery of silver in Nevada.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful mansion and I would have loved to see more of it, but many areas were closed off for renovations and such. Loved what we did see though, and our guide was very knowledgable.

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Baton Rouge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beautifully maintained house. 9 out of 10. We bought a 5 house ticket and it took us 8 hours on a slow day. Start early, it's worth using a whole day to tour several houses.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I visited Rosecliff in May and had a very good time touring the mansion. Rosecliff, I believe, is one of the only Newport mansions that offers live tours (the other mansions do audio tours). The mansion itself was very grand and the grounds were quite nice (it wasn't as over-the-top extravagant as the Breakers, however). The tour was enjoyable, not... More 

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Another excellent tour guide who made the tour highly interesting and entertaining. We learned a lot about James Fair & his daughter Tessie.

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Holland, Pa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Aside from Rosecliff being a magnificent mansion loaded with history and stories. Aside from it having an incredible waterfront view and the fact that ordinary people can rent out the mansion for weddings, parties or functions. It was one of the few that had a guide with you explaining the house and answering questions....something you can't do with an audio... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Gorgeously furnished mansion with large, bright rooms and tons of American History . The tour guide was extremely informative and was glad to answer any questions we had. During the time of year we came, this mansion closes early, so I would make this one of the first mansions to visit.

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United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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