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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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Billerica, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit or to have a wedding or party. Loved the heart-shaped grand staircase & beautiful ballroom. Lovely views outside overlooking the ocean.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely and beautiful..not a grand as Breakers but a must see!! Beautiful grounds to wander thru...able to alot of the rooms...

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Fort Myers, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not as magnificent as the Breakers or the Marble house, but it had a beauty of its own. Passed through a few families, it has an interesting history and beautiful rose garden.

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brooklyn, new york
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Get transported back and time and learn about this magnificent home and the lives of those who lived there. This mansion also had a few films shot here as well. The ballroom is amazing and love the information from the audio tour.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Rosecliff is another lovely mansion to tour. Not as big or elegant as The Breakers but still worth seeing. The self guided audio tour is a nice way to experience it.

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Pekin, Illinois
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

One of my two favorite houses to visit in Newport. The architecture is interesting and the setting is beautiful. Gift shop similar to the other Newport historic houses.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Rosecliff Mansion was an incredible setting for a wedding. The ceremony was out on the lawn overlooking the ocean, food and drinks were served ahead of time on the patio, and the main dinner and dancing were in the ballroom. It was a fairy tale come true!

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mattpoisett
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went with another couple to Rosecliff. The home was beautiful. We used the clean rest room and parking was adjacent to the house. We had the audio tour devices and off we went. I listened to all the talks and inputed all the numbers to learn about the place, people and times. I even started to dance with the... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Rosecliff, was bult in 1902, by Tessie Oelrichs , whose fortune was inherited from her father, a Nevada silver baron. Rosecliff, like may others, was modeled after a part of Versailles, by architect Stanford White. Rosecliff is certainly the most romantic of all the mansions, as it has a heart shaped staircase. It also has a ballroom of over 2000... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This house was beautiful in a different way than the Breakers. The staircase was gorgeous and you could really imagine yourself being taken back to that time period. The audio tour seemed a little sporadic and more about the fashion, not so much about the house. Still a great house to visit.

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