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Kingscote - Newport Mansion

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #20 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

If there is such a thing as a cozy mansion, this is it. It's more homey and less pretentious than the other Newport mansions, with lots of interesting details. Actually, it's one of my favorites.

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Sandy, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Every town sports a big old hose that everyone wanted to visit. This would be Newport's. Not so overwhelming as others. Real folks could live here.

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This Victorian house is one of the more unique, grand houses in Newport. It is one you could actually live in. It is warm and approachable and looks like a home that a family enjoyed, not one used exclusively to entertain and impress, although it would do both. One reason for this is that the scale of the house is... More

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naugatuck,ct
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

As I walked throught this house I could feel the past in my bones. I could picture living in this house at a time when life was simple but money was the word

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Boston, Massachusetts
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322 reviews 322 reviews
178 attraction reviews
574 helpful votes 574 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This visit we went to Chateau sur Mer, Chepstow, Kingscote and Isaac Bell House on the Saturday of the Newport Wine & Food Festival. The only property we have seen before was Chateau sur Mer, all the others were our first time visiting. Reading some of the reviews, we were not surprised that some of these properties are not visited... More

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Houston, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This home is jam packed with the treasures of the King family and is pretty cool. Comparisons to the glitzy mansions are apples and oranges. The mandatory guided tour was too long for my taste, I have to say. It ran an hour and I would have preferred 30-40 minutes max. I prefer the self guided audio tours so I... More

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Warren, Indiana
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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is actually a small house compared to the other mansions. One had to take a 45 min. guided tour that leaves every 1/2 hour. The most amazing fact about this house is that all of the furnishings and decor are original to the house - a rare find. FYI: Don't wait to buy things in this mansion's gift shop... More

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Millersville, MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wonderful "cottage" on the historical tour. This is definitely different from The Breakers but puts history in perspective . Tours are on the half hour and led by very informed guides. This house has all of the original furnishings. Tour was about 30-40 minutes.

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La Salle, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place is pretty spectacular. The tour guide was excellent! It's very well done. The home and grounds are smaller than the "big" mansions on the tour, but this place is a little jewel box! The stained glass is gorgeous. There are many wonderful artifacts from the families travels. A nice home to see. One of my favorites

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We almost didn't go here because the outside is both drab and in poor repair. But it was the best of the 8 houses we saw in Newport. The interior is stunning, plus the family's 150 years of collecting is intact. Everyone should make a point of coming here, and perhaps the Historical Society will divert some maintenance money to... More

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