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Kingscote is a landmark of the Gothic Revival style in American architecture. Its appearance in Newport marked the beginning of the "cottage boom" that would distinguish the town as a veritable laboratory for the design of picturesque houses...more
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253 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3571
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This was our least favorite of the 7 mansions we visited in Newport, however we still did enjoy it. We took the 4:30 tour on a Tuesday. The tour lasted 50 minutes. This mansion is very different than the others, but we still found it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

My husband and I have been visiting Newport for almost thirty years and have toured all of the larger mansions at least once. We decided to tour this smaller one and loved it! It has so much charm and very interesting aspects that really amazed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a small mansion, and a stunner. It stuck me as being a real home and not a "grand summer cottage by the sea". Very much worth touring. Do the Issac Bell House first, then Kingscote - they are about a minute apart from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Floor to ceiling, wall to wall, you will find furniture, decorations, sculptures, paintings, prints, art, ceramics and everything you can think of in this cool and interesting home. One of our favorites in Newport!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

I had been to Newport before and thought I had visited all the mansions. Kingscote was new to me and it was a very enjoyable tour. It is different in just about every respect from what you expect. It is far smaller, made of wood,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We have been to Newport many times and have toured many of the better known mansions, but we had never even heard of Kingscote before. What a find! It is considerably older than most of the larger buildings having been built circa 1840. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Best dining room in town. Cork ceilings and tiffany glass brick windows! Built in dining hutch. This house is full of creativity. Loved hearing the family history as well about the 3 widows! pretty grounds and great carriage house! Make this one of your picks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved our tour of Kingscote. It was so much more personal than the huge tour groups through the bigger mansions. This house inspired me so much, I decorated my Living Room in my House after the Parlor at Kingscote

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This mansion is tucked away in a picture perfect setting. Book ahead because this beautiful mansion is a guided tour through the Gilded age. Filled with stories of the families that lived in this house. It is a 1 hour tour this mansion has all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann Marie M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This small house is well decorated and encompasses only original artifacts which is unusual on Bellevue Avenue where many mansions listed their objects. The guided tour helps you entering the gilded ages and it is fun visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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fostamom
January 26, 2018|
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Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Good morning. Kingscote and the other smaller Newport Mansions properties will reopen for the 2018 season on May 20. The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff are all open now. An individual house ticket is... More
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Darryl E
May 7, 2015|
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Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Hi Darryl- Unfortunately Kingscote is not yet open for the season. It will open on May 23, along with Isaac Bell House, Hunter House, Green Animals and Chepstow. Until then, we do have 5 houses open daily: The Breakers... More
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