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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
+1 401-847-1000
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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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“great gatsby” (81 reviews)
“true lies” (23 reviews)
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584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Another beautiful mansion in Newport. The self-guided tour uses audio to tell you about the history of the house. The house has been updated some since it was built. At one point during the history of this grand mansion it was sold for only $27,000....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed this tour. The house itself is, of course, beautiful and the view of the ocean from the back stunning. It was the set of many movies (The Great Gatsby, True Lies, 27 Dresses - I also thought it looked like Pemberley -...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fountain surrounded by a garden greets you in front of the mansion. What a nice way to start your tour. Follow that with your entry into a beautiful ball room. The audio tour allows you to take your time and enjoy the mansion. Leave...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We only had enough time to do the 2 house tour. We enjoyed walking around this house but it’s much smaller than the breakers and only requires a fraction of the time. It’s also been updated quite a bit so it’s not as interesting as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the third home we visited on our tour during our day trip to Newport. This home was also a self guided audio which was very nice but shorter than Marble House and the Breakers. It was a lovely home as well but not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured all the homes and this one was one of the prettiest. The tour was fantastic and very information.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rosecliff built 1898-1902, by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, a silver heiress from Nevada. The mansion was modelled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles, but smaller and reduced to a basic "H" shape. Some tragic episodes including neglect so bad that a water pipe burst and flooded...More

1  Thank Aussie_Sputnik
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring this mansion, the grounds and listening to the self-guided audio tour. We bought a pass to see several mansions and chose this one as one of the options.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful mansion and lovely grounds. The grand ballroom was the highlight of this home for us. Very interesting family details and the history of the home was captivating, as well. Beautifully appointed rooms and grounds; the south garden is a treat! Nice museum upstairs was...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a huge fan of The Great Gatsby, Rosecliff was a must-see attraction for me. It's was my favorite mansion and the self-guided audio tour provided some fascinating insight into the history of the house and the people who owned it.

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Response from sunnynene | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There is no set dress code because the Pierre Cardin exhibition is just like any other museum exhibition you would go to. Dress as fashionably as you'd like - but definitely, wear comfortable shoes is the one thing I... More
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