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Rosecliff

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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...more
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584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good self.directed audio tour. Easy to follow and not too long. There is also a small gift shop as well as a gallery at the end of the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cfalz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion is particularly beautiful in the details, but is smaller and may be better suited to a visit when you are not looking for sheer size, and the feelings of shock and awe that The Breakers or the Marble House inspire before you even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhotoXavi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Headsets are provided for this self guided tour. You have the option of getting more details of the house as you walk though which lengthens the tour from 30 minutes to about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Well worth the time and very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If planning this trip next year, don't wait for this home to open as they had few decorations. If you haven't seen it before, go in December to see the house, not the decorations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BCM1225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good but more boring than the others. Obviously opulent etc. But slightly less "wow" than marble house and breakers. (Do it first and work your way up.) Kind of an interesting story of the owner .... audio set included. No cafe or restaurant. Expect to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful property with an interesting history. It isn’t furnished to the extent of the other house museums in the area, but it’s definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SandersonClan5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite astonishing place, got to imagine a grand ball here, must of have been a dream! Loved to realize that we have watched the movies filmed here! It was a lot smaller and faster after visiting the breakers, but still full of charm. Wanting to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samizuqu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So pretty! The least decorated for xmas, but the home itself is beautiful. I am so blessed to have found out about the mansions in Newport and having gone to visit them!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank april t
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Visited rosecliff recently and was impressed by this sometimes overlooked mansion. The home is simply decorated and not overdone. This home is not as massive and the others in Bellevue Avenue but should not be missed. Stunning ballroom and water views. A must see if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank disneyworldtraveler
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Such an elegant but inviting mansion! The preservation is spectacular. The entrance, the dining-dance rooms are so fine. The original level of details are preserved. Modern amenities do not take away from the ambiance! The upper areas are worth the visit. Take your time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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