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Rosecliff

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Address: 584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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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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US$37.50*
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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour
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US$780.00*
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions

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Newport mansions

My friends and I went to Newport today to visit some of the mansions. All were so beautiful!! Definitely worth a trip. We took the servants life tour at the Elms which was quite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to Newport today to visit some of the mansions. All were so beautiful!! Definitely worth a trip. We took the servants life tour at the Elms which was quite interesting. Our tour guide, Jill, was great. While at Rosecliff, we met one of the staff members, George Holland, who was a delight. He answered our... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This one of the least beautiful one. They have nice ballroom, but otherwise - very little of beauty. You may enjoy learning about yachting from an exhibit upstairs, but not much more. The staff is rude because they do not like kids to walk stairs or adults taking pictures on it. (Other properties have no objection to either). So do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite houses on the mansion tour. Elegant and understandable. Rosecliff has romance, a history of endearing ownership, and an edearing quality. It is relatively modern in contrast to the other more Victorian and 'ultra-elite formal' of the other homes. Highly recommend.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mansion was included in our Christmas at the Mansions package deal. The decorations within were great examples of the Victorian/Gilded Age. Each of the rooms was tastefully appointed in the Victorian tradition: Too much is never enough! The Newport Preservation group has done an outstanding job of making the experience touring through the mansion both entertaining and informative. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might be lucky to meet George Holland, staff member extraordinaire during your visit to Rosecliff. He is a wealth of information which expands well beyond the property grounds. Some details about our visit will fade with time, but my Mom and I will always remember George. What a treasure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different Focus from the other mansions we visited - Breakers and The Elms. Perhaps not as impressive but certainly impressive enough. Focus was on entertaining and has been the venue for several films, including "The Great Gatsby" So worth the visit.

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Thank Saldon K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very good audio equipment! Mansion was beautifully decorated for holidays. Interesting temporary exhibit on sailing.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went with the Winter Package of three mansions. Wanted to see each mansion. Rose Cliff was a bonus which made four to tour. Certainly worth the time. Amazing rehab to original condition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Headed to Newport for a few hours wanted to check out the mansions during Christmas season. We happen to drive by Rosecliff and noticed the open sign and pulled in what a beautiful place the tour was on a nice screen that you carried around with headphones would like to go back again during the summer to see what the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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