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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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A look back into history

Loved going thru these mansion. Nice to see how rich people lived back in a day!!! A lot of history here and decorations of the past. Wonder what it would have been like to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Oregon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Loved going thru these mansion. Nice to see how rich people lived back in a day!!! A lot of history here and decorations of the past. Wonder what it would have been like to live like this? A peak back into history.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We toured the Breakers in the morning with our two young children, who did very well. We went for lunch then decided to see Kingscote for a smaller, less ornate house. We were greeted very rudely by the man running the tour who insinuated we were out of line in even thinking about bringing our children on the tour. No... More 

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virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of our least favorite houses on the tour. See it if you have extra time. Neat weeping beech tree in the side yard--don't miss it.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Although we've toured the mansions several times over the years this was our first visit to Kingscote. This home has amazing Gothic Revival architecture and it was wonderful to learn that all of the furnishings are original to the house. Certainly worth visiting while in Newport.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This mansion is much more like a house than any of the others I visited. Filled with possessions of the families who lived there, it evokes the Victorian era without the gaudiness. The tour guides are very friendly. Make sure to look at the stables!

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Tucker, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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