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“Beautiful tour”
Review of Rosecliff

Rosecliff
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US$28.00*
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Ranked #22 of 119 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

What a great little hidden gem. A friend took me here when I was visiting Rhode Island for the first time. The house was beautiful! Loved all the details and the fun story from the tapes audio. Highly recommend it… And fun to re-see scenes from the movie now.

Thank Bruna26
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Toured the mansion as we looked for a wedding venues. At the end of the day we decided against the wedding here - but the mansion and grounds (even in winter) are beautiful

Thank Eric W
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This was not our first trip to see the Newport mansions. It was several years ago that we had visited Rosecliff before. The audio tour was free with the price of admission. There was also an exhibit on the second floor of Pierre Cardin fashions from through the second half of the twentieth century that was a bonus for this off season tour. In season the beautiful gardens and views would be an added bonus of the tour. The house is not so huge that you'd be exhausted at the end. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Our daughter was recently married at Rosecliff and the evening was magical. The facility is magnificent...just beyond words. The historical society does a great job of maintaining balance of allowing some special events alongside preserving a museum. Staff were helpful. Love love love!

Thank ThereGoHappyPeople
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I had the pleasure to be alone in the Mansion and walk around exploring history. The Mansion itself is spectacular bur the Pierre Cardin exposition was spectacular. Especially the room filled with gorgeous lithographs from SEM (George Goursat) and the good life in France. It was time travelling and really enjoyed it.

I would visit it again if I have the pass for all mansions, the visit is too quick for a single visit.

Thank Dan P
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