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Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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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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Beautiful and Sad

Of all the stunning summer "cottages," Rosecliff has perhaps the saddest history. It's first owner died just before it was completed, and the house was being sold and re-sold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There was a lot of hype to see this Mansion stating that it was used in numerous films so we made it one of our stops. The mansion was light and beautiful but had scant furnishings and felt a little undone. It was a guided tour by a knowledgeable and humourous tour guide, however that ended abruptly. You are only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Of all the stunning summer "cottages," Rosecliff has perhaps the saddest history. It's first owner died just before it was completed, and the house was being sold and re-sold generation after generation. The house now is a mish-mosh of different period rooms and is frequently used for weddings and movie shoots. This year (2015) parts of the house are closed,... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The four rooms we saw were great, but that was the extent of it. The entire upstairs was closed, and they don't show the kitchen or any of the bathrooms.

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New London, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

this is the mansion you could actually picture yourself living in. I always dreamed of having a wedding on the sweatheart staircase. The grounds are beautiful, and the views from the second floor portico are gorgeous. The other Mansions are ostentatious, this is just cultured and elegant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This mansion is absolutely gorgeous; especially the grounds. Rosecliff of course, has beautiful roses all around the property and inside is magnificent. You will learn about all the movies it has appeared in as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

a great experience and beautiful step back to this time. Great narrated tour and price is very reasonable.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After touring The Breakers, my family set off to Rosecliff. Our tour of Rosecliff was overshadowed by the previous magnificent property. The outdoor grounds were lovely, as pictured in many movies. The tour was self-guided and only provided visitors with partial views of the house; there is still much work to complete renovation in parts of the home. My kids... More 

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I visited rosecliff in 2014. It was my first mansion. It was very pretty, with a lot of history on the the owners made it worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

By coincidence we were lucky to find the Newport Flower Show was being held in the grounds and residence of Rosecliff during a return visit to Newport RI. A magnificent display of plants and plantings complemented the grounds and mansion. We were unable to tour the upper floors of the mansion but nevertheless gained an insight into its ambience. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a guided tour. They have a very impressive ballroom that has seen many movies filmed there. The original Great Gasby and True Lies to name a few. Very enjoyable tour!

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Additional Information about Rosecliff

Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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