I live in the Newport area and decided to tour Rough Point for the first time when a relative came into town. I have been to several of the other Newport mansions and I can say that Rough Point is definitely my favorite. As several of the other commentators noted, Rough Point is not as opulent and formal as the other mansions, although it did have many very expensive paintings and art collection pieces. It is easy to imagine Doris Duke actually living here. The view of the ocean is incredible and I enjoyed the short film and exhibit about Doris Duke's life. Our tour guide, Kate, was very knowledgeable about the home and provided many interesting details about the furnishings, art collections and the home itself. I brought my grade school boys along on the tour and they were given a scavenger hunt sheet to find certain items in each room. It kept them entertained for the approximately 75 minute tour. I would highly recommend taking this tour on your visit to Newport. I have come away with a new appreciation for Doris Duke's benevolence and many noteworthy charitable causes.
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