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Rosecliff

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Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-847-1000
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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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Movie fun and great views

This is a good addition to your mansion tours. The house is gorgeous and full of history and charm. It's a bit more restrained than the Breakers and Elms. Great venue for weddings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good addition to your mansion tours. The house is gorgeous and full of history and charm. It's a bit more restrained than the Breakers and Elms. Great venue for weddings too!

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful mansion. A great guide told us fascinating details about the house and it's owner. Clothes, pictures, furniture... all really see-worthy👍

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enchanting is the word for Rosecliff. The architecture, space, and gracious furnishings create a most enchanting mansion. The sweetheart staircase is lovely, and the ballroom is grand with an exquisite ceiling. Like most of the other mansions, an audio tour allows visitors to learn about the mansion and its residents at their own pace. Don’t forget your camera – this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit today. Party people lived here back in the day. I enjoyed taking with George about the history of this place. He was very helpful!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is quite different in character to the Breakers and Marble House - wonderfully bright and light. Upstairs has been more recently renovated 60's / 70's so isn't part of the tour, which is a little disappointing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful mansion - it's so nice you can now take pics inside! Funny how ornate ceilings used to be, remember to look up :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rosecliff is a pristine white palace, an interpretation of the Trianon at Versailles.In many ways, it is more like the ballroom of a grand hotel than like a house, and reminded me of some turn of the last century hotels I've seen. The tour is self-guided, so you can take all the time you need to soak up the opulent... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and stately. Many details within and outside. Beautiful fountain and flowers. Lovely view of the ocean as well.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restored summer home along with period furnishings. Get a glimpse how the wealthy lived, remembering that this was only the summer home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this book and film so this house was a must for me! We downloaded the Newport mansions app and used it for our Audio guide which was very handy. The history of the house was very interesting and it's a smaller house than the breakers and more homely in decor . You can just imagine the parties on... More 

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