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Rosecliff
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$37.50*
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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour
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$780.00*
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions
Ranked #12 of 120 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This cottage was just ok. The most interesting part of this mansion is that it was in Redford's "The Great Gapsy" and a couple other films.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is one of my favorite mansion interiors. When we went today, there was a collection of clothing on display, which added another layer of depth to the mansion tour. The grounds are so beautiful that I suggest going on a sunny day if you want photographs, but we were allowed to take outdoor pictures yesterday and tour the home today, so docents are flexible and gracious. It's a self-guided tour with lots of interesting sidebars to listen to. This house is far down Belleview; we took the car to this one, but it's walkable as well. The view of the ocean from this house is magnificent.

Thank Sonja B
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place to visit or to have a wedding or party. Loved the heart-shaped grand staircase & beautiful ballroom. Lovely views outside overlooking the ocean.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Lovely and beautiful..not a grand as Breakers but a must see!! Beautiful grounds to wander thru...able to alot of the rooms...

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not as magnificent as the Breakers or the Marble house, but it had a beauty of its own. Passed through a few families, it has an interesting history and beautiful rose garden.

Thank lgatz
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