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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
+1 401-847-1000
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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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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed yesterday

Always fun to visit the Mansions when in Newport. I enjoy Rosecliff bc its used today for large entertaining events and has been the site for a few movies. With that said- I feel its been too modernized it takes away the "old charm" I...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The house is impressive. The ballroom is lovely. What sets this "cottage" apart, is the Pierre Cardin Exhibit upstairs. I'm not a huge fan of his work but it was interesting. It was also something different. After a while my eyes needed a break from...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The special exhibit when we visited was dresses by Pierre Cardin. Very interesting. The building and grounds were very lovely.

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rosecliff, built from 1898-1902, is in the French Baroque Revival style. It is beautifully elaborate without being ostentatious. It is my favorite of the mansions rated as the top 5. The rooms are very elegant but well lit and inviting. The views to the outside...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the audio tours that the historical society has set up. My favorite of the mansions . The little family tidbits and background information is fascinating. Makes me realize how uninformed I am about our history.

Thank gaj2260
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved that you could do this tour at your own pace. Such a gorgeous mansion, the history was both heartbreaking and exciting. GREAT gift shoppe, very knowledgeable staff and so helpful. The best ocean view of all the Newport Mansions. Beautiful venue for a wedding!

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of 5 mansions we visited in Newport (The Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Elms, and Chepstow. It's just staggering to the imagination that these homes were for but a single family to use just 6-8 weeks of the year. These "homes" were...More

Thank rick486
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although time has passed, Rosecliff continues to be a Newport gem from times gone by, every time I visit one of these old Mansions. You become a time traveler. Several movies were filmed here including "The Great Gatsby". Downton Abbey fans will enjoy the mansion...More

Thank Skip R
Reviewed 1 week ago

At our visit of New Port we opted to visit a few of the mansions. rose cliff was the second on our list after the breakers and we thought it would be a short walk but wasn't so If not up to a good 30...More

Thank jcbueno1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite "house" by far. Love the history and if you go on a weekend you can see them set up for the magnificent weddings they have! There is currently a Pierre Cardin exhibit in the house. The grounds are just perfect to walk around,...More

Thank Slurs
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