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Kingscote - Newport Mansion

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Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built as a Gothic Revival vacation home for a Georgia planter, the home is...
Built as a Gothic Revival vacation home for a Georgia planter, the home is a National Historic Landmark. The home includes glass bricks designed by the famous stained-glass artist, Tiffany.
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Smaller house

First time here, very nice, but liked a few of the others better; however, interesting stories and good tour; smaller houses are nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tucker, Georgia
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First time here, very nice, but liked a few of the others better; however, interesting stories and good tour; smaller houses are nice

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Loved this tour. We have done all of the impressive, elegant mansions but this one is one of my favorites! Very unique architecture, so many things to look at inside. The guided tour was great, very informative

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Falmouth, Maine
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66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful - Extravagant - Another World! This was one of the houses we visited on our 5-Mansion Pass. That was a more economical option than paying to see each mansion individually. However, we spread them out so as to see only 1 or 2 each day. As it is, you will still get them mixed up in your head. In... More 

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I loved this house from the earlier, more Southern time period of Newport. The tour was very good, very informative! Nicely contrasted the less extreme opulence that came later during the Gilded Age.

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Summit, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We got here early, and it was pouring rain, so we were the only ones on the tour. That made it extra special. All of the staff were bright, and had a lot of information to share. I like this "little" mansion because most of the furnishings are original.

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The architecture of this property was unlike any of the other five mansions we viewed. It also housed a great collection of Far East collectibles from the travels of the King brothers. This is one of the smaller of the mansions we visited, but was still loaded with interesting history and design. Definitely worth seeing.

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New Paltz, New York
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was a very interesting house to visit. We toured the major mansions last visit so this visit was wanted to tour the smaller seasonal mansions. If you have the time to visit these mansions are well worth the time and tell other family stories and perspectives. Everything in this house is from the last owners and is full of... More 

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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is more of a lived in home than the mansions on this block. The tour guides are full of interesting facts about the family who built this place; the sea captain owner who brought back and filled his home with so many Chinese trading object d'arts and the interesting additions to the house. I'm just glad that I don't... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Though Kingscote isn't so big and plush as Vanderbilt's Marble House or The Breakers,in my humble opinion it's the most interesting mansion in Newport.The difference is that Kingscote wasn't a summer residence or a house for special occasions,that was a house in which several generations of owners really lived,so it's cozy,it has lots of everyday life objects which really belonged... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was funny there was a convention of politicians & I was given 2 tickets by the Senator of a New Jersey Borough She seemed to follow me around as I am sort of the curious type person in another mansion looking at the rusted chain link to get down in those days with the shoes they wore. My fiancee... More 

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Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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