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Address: 584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
Phone Number: 14018471000
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Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899,...

Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, at a reported cost of $2.5 million, Mrs. Oelrichs hosted fabulous entertainments here, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring famed magician Harry Houdini.

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The life history of its occupants as interesting as the mansion

The life history of its occupants is as interesting as the art and architecture. Highly recommend purchasing some books for history buffs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The life history of its occupants is as interesting as the art and architecture. Highly recommend purchasing some books for history buffs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful, incredible views, tour guides extremely nice and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice house, less extravagant than the Vanderbilt houses. Nice audio tour here, has bette headsets than the other houses, hoping they will upgrade them all. There is currently construction on Bellvue, follow detour signs and you can still get to it. There is free parking there and we had no trouble getting a spot mid day.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was slightly disapointed in this tour. The mansion is beautiful but there wasn't many rooms to view as parts were turned into a museum. I would have also liked to see more of the house rather than the rooms where brides can get married.

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I loved Rosecliff! It was so pretty and romantic. We were there on a Friday afternoon and they were setting up for a wedding. Lucky bride! Audio tour was included in the admission fee and was very good.

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The audio tour of Rosecliff is nicely done and offers lots of options for additional material. It's a mansion with lots of recent history, as well as the Gilded Age. Fun and informative.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not as large nor as lavish as some of the other mansions but an interesting house, nonetheless. Some of the house is dedicated to a yachting museum and is therefore not like it was when the residents lived there. I would see this before The Breakers and Marble House and only if you get the multi house pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the most pictures here at this mansion. The grounds and views are incredible and the stories are so interesting. You will be amazed at how these people lived there lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a audio guided tour beautiful mansion we saw this mansion along with another we have to rerun to see the rest slot of walking but beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although not the most grand house in Newport, I felt this one of the nicest. The tour was nice too with an iPad mini given to narrate the tour which was a lot more user friendly than some other audio tour equipment I've used at other places.

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