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Rough Point

680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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Beautiful, and historic..... learn of the life of Doris Duke

She was probably as close to American Royalty as we've ever experienced. An interesting woman... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Ed H
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Wappingers Falls, New York
Must go tour!

Rough Point was so enjoyable - Liz, our guide was wonderful and so full of information. Not only... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
flowerpotmen92
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Maine
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Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Doris Duke.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

She was probably as close to American Royalty as we've ever experienced. An interesting woman, with a bottomless well of inherited money. She lived the life, and you can get a peek at it here.

Thank Ed H
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

A fascinating life, indeed! Thanks so much for coming to visit us. We’re glad you had a such a great experience and took the time to share it.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Rough Point was so enjoyable - Liz, our guide was wonderful and so full of information. Not only did we learn about the house but about Doris Duke and her life, also amazing. Many of the other cottages have audio tours which are fine, but...More

Thank flowerpotmen92
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We love to hear you had such a great time on your tour! Thank you for visiting Rough Point!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited this during week and found a treasure of collection from Doris Duke. Excellent guide explained her entire life, her passions and collections. Her gardens, her love for animals including her camels were all explained. Her two marriages, her having the first prenup and her...More

Thank mommadoc2420
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We appreciate your wonderful review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your experience at Rough Point.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

I visited Rough Point on a cold and rainy and dreary day during my visit to Newport. It is at the end of Bellevue, so it was has incredible views. When going, keep in mind it is not included in the pass so you'll have...More

1  Thank rkl1130
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for visiting Rough Point and for sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this online directly with Rough point and the preservation society. A 9.30 tour was excellent, our guide bought the home and Doris Duke to life. If you have limited time to take in a mansion, this is one I would recommend, it is...More

Thank mikeyburns
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We appreciate the great review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Doris Duke's Mansion at Rough Point is truly the only Mansion that still has all of her personal things still in the house as when she left it. Very beautiful location, very interesting stories and just a real treat to visit. it is worth the...More

Thank Magictravelnow
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thanks so much for coming to visit us. We’re glad you had a such a great experience!

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful house. The tour seemed a little costly (like $25/each) but it was good to have someone give you some history of all the pieces that were collected by Doris Duke (daughter who was, at one point, the wealthiest 12 year old in the world)....More

Thank Harry M
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for visiting Rough Point! We appreciate your review!

Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our favourite of all the Newport mansions. The guide was well informed and gave you an insight into the character of Doris Duke, her life style and love of fine things. The house seemed more of a home than the other mansions even...More

Thank Helen H
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We’re so glad you had a great experience! Thank you for choosing to visit Rough Point!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Took one of the guided tours and found it good. The guide was asked multiple questions and had answers for everything. She also gave a good history to the house. She did spend a lot of time on paintings, but that's because I think that's...More

Thank LBCdovs
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for coming to visit Rough Point- and for the helpful review!

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have toured all the mansions in Newport so was excited to be able to tour Rough Point. It is a wonderful house and Doris Duke was an incredibly colorful resident. However all of us were bored to tears at the actual tour. I kid...More

1  Thank bazers
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for visiting Rough Point and for sending your feedback. We apologize if the tour was not the same as your expectations. We are always looking to improve and appreciate the helpful advice!

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Kathy B
24 September 2017|
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Response from NRFStaff | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question! You do not need to print a ticket that you purchased online. You can just let the desk staff know the name in which the ticket was purchased under and that will grant you admission.
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annecybound2006
14 October 2016|
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Response from 491bonnie | Reviewed this property |
Good answer by Richard B. Don't miss Rough Point, if you get a chance, watch the movie Too rich - the secret life of Doris Duke. I visited many mansions, but this is the one I made the trip for.
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annecybound2006
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Response from wendylr22 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know where cruises arrive, so I can't tell you for sure. There are bus/trolleys from the Newport Visitor's Center, but the schedule/route varies by season. On the off season they do not make as many stops, so there... More
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