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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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New Paltz, New York
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New Paltz, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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289 reviews 289 reviews
239 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Pekin, Illinois
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217 reviews 217 reviews
82 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This house is older than most of the other "cottages" in Newport that are open to the public. The owner was an eclectic collector and the tour was informative about the time period.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We very much enjoyed the guided tour of this interesting home. It is true that there are more impressive Newport Mansions but the home and family histories really make the tour. Our guide, Tony, was well educated on each and the Q&A throughout the tour really added to the experience. So many works of art and personal pieces from Asia... More 

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