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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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Perfect little tour.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Summit, New Jersey

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Summit, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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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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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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64 reviews
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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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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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

These are the houses we saw (all of them) and they are listed in the order that we enjoyed them. The Breakers, Marble House, Kingscote, The Elms, Chepstow, Rosecliff, Hunter House, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Chateau-sur-Mer, Isaac Bell House . I thought Kingscote was a solid number three because I LOVED that it was not crowded. I liked the personal... More 

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Queens, New York
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The architecture, interior and furnishings of Kingscote are a beautiful diversion and contrast to those of Gilded mansions in Newport. Beautiful woodwork and spectacular Tiffany glass blocks. If possible, visit on sunny day to fully appreciate. Note, this mansion has a docent guided tour, not self guided audio.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We started our mansion tour with The Breakers and thought it would be nice to "downsize" to a smaller tour after lunch. We were right! This one is a personal guided tour of the King family home with its beautiful Tiffany glass and cork ceiling. There are 2 levels to the house with a steep staircase. Our guide was very... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited this mansion/house with the family and had a 45 minute personal tour. We bought a combined ticket of $90 which allowed the family access to the mansions (membership rate) which worked out far cheaper than individual tickets for each house. You can upgrade at each house if you wish. The house itself is a very odd thing to look... More 

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

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