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Rough Point

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Beautiful Home

Since we were an hour early for the next tour we walked through on our own. There is a docent in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Jersey
A beautiful mansion, One of the prettiest views of the Cliff Walk area of Newport

While visiting Newport has meant visiting many of the mansions, this by far was one of the best we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Doris Duke. Currently closed for the 2018 season. Tours will reopen on April 2, 2019.
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680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we were an hour early for the next tour we walked through on our own. There is a docent in each room to answer questions. house is beautiful. In addition there is an informative exhibit offering a candid depection of Doris Dukes life. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ckatmomi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Newport has meant visiting many of the mansions, this by far was one of the best we have toured. Worth the time spent. Gorgeous water views.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank marilyndmacf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding ocean views form both inside and outside. Great history of Doris Duke's family and background. We recommend taking the guided tour for a better understanding era and the Duke family's impact on Newport.

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Bob J
Reviewed April 13, 2019

A beautiful home of the woman who helped restore and preserve Newport's heritage! Our tour guide was a delight, knowledgeable and concise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RhodeIslandWanderer
Reviewed April 12, 2019

I visited the seasonal home of Doris Duke, heiress and philanthropist, and it provided insight into a complex personality from early to mid 20th century. Her home is quite eclectic and there is an interesting story associated with the camels she let roam the grounds,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Casey A
Reviewed February 18, 2019

Great mansion to visit for sure! We loved touring it and were not disappointed in taking the time to do so! A Must-See if in Newport, RI!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We just did a tour of Rough Point which was originally owned by Frederick Vanderbilt and eventually sold to James Duke, Doris Duke 's father. A tour of the mansion introduces you to Doris Duke & her treasures as she lived with them.We found her...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susan s
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was Doris Dukes home in Newport and is basically the same as she left it when she passed away in California. Everything about this mansion is outstanding, from the beautiful gardens, to the wallpaper, tapestry, paintings and furnishings. The views from inside and outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Connector818440
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The fascinating aspect was the transformation of the property as aptly described and shown to us by our tour guide. The Duke’s purchased and added on to the property and entertained the socialites of their day. It was then interesting to see how Doris Duke...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

As a dog lover myself it was so fun to imagine six dogs romping through the House, breaking porcelain and then retiring to rest on not so special furniture in the sunroom. The art is great, but it was dwarfed by the view from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cindy S
December 19, 2018|
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Response from Dan1928 |
Call them, they have very nice staff
Kathy B
September 23, 2017|
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Response from NRFStaff | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question! You do not need to print a ticket that you purchased online. You can just let the desk staff know the name in which the ticket was purchased under and that will grant you admission.
October 13, 2016|
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Response from 491bonnie | Reviewed this property |
Good answer by Richard B. Don't miss Rough Point, if you get a chance, watch the movie Too rich - the secret life of Doris Duke. I visited many mansions, but this is the one I made the trip for.