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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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One of the better mansions because of size and decoration

We enjoyed Rosecliff more than the larger places, maybe because it is a more comfortable place and the decorations is consistent; not so much an effort to impress as an effort to... read more

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed Rosecliff more than the larger places, maybe because it is a more comfortable place and the decorations is consistent; not so much an effort to impress as an effort to please the decorator and family using the home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the most charming of the mansions as less oppressively ostentatious . Interesting to hear of the life of the owner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This mansion is simply stunning. You can still feel the vibe of the parties and glamour that these walls have seen. A must see!

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was fascinated to learn that the 1970's film version of Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow was entirely filmed at Rosecliff. They even have his suit and her dress from the film on display. (Also the opening scene from True Lies). A display area upstairs had an interesting display about yachting in Newport. As with the other mansions... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion has a sad history, and great revival story! Wonderfully restored, I can see the charm and heart in this estate. The self audio guided tour isn't too long, and upstairs museum like features are a nice touch to experience more of the era and lifestyle.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lavish property to drool over. Amazing details and great way to spend the day. Audio tours available.

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Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the mansion available to visit in Newport, Rosecliff is easily my favorite. It is a little less ostentatious than the others (but still way over the top) and, to my eye, embodies an elegance missing in the other mansions. It is easy to see why Rosecliff is a favored location for weddings and movies. Well worth the admission... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the shorter tours that we went on, but well organized and utilized kindles for the audio tour. The kindles were easy to use but a bit large for audio only. The information was well presented and the personal stories helped to contextualize the excessiveness of the Gilded Ages.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rosecliff is such an enchanting mansion. While not as large as some of the other mansions, it as equally charming. There is an audio recording provided which works very well. The grounds and views are outstanding. Everyone working there is friendly and helpful. Several well known movies were filmed on here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour headphones offered a very detailed yet easy to understand guide around the mansion. The docents were especially helpful and friendly.

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