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Rough Point

680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Doris Duke.
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  • Average3%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rough Point, the oceanfront estate of heiress, philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke, is still decorated as she left it when she died in 1993 with French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelains and Flemish tapestries. One of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island,...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I liked this tour better than the other mansions probably because I could relate to Doris Duke as a real person. The grounds are beautiful too.

Thank Genieb47
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful, interesting place. the tour is not recorded it's an actual person you may interact with. the property is absolutely amazing.

Thank Arnie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tough Point is a perfect description of this mansion. It is fairly unique in that the original/final owner Doris Duke, maintained all the original furnishings throughout and did not sell off and close it down as many of the Vanderbilt mansions did when upkeep overwhelmed...More

Thank LeanderLil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

did the tour with guide who was very informative..he was an ex- curator..the tour was more about the property than doris duke herself but it was worth it..the property is very well maintained and kept up.. gorgeous views..

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many mansions in the area.....the concierge of our hotel suggested we not miss this one. GREAT choice. Excellent tour by our guide who was very familiar with the home, its history. And the families living there. She added many personal stories and was well...More

1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Doris Duke mansion in Newport, Rhode Island was very beautiful indeed and worth a visit! Parking nearby was convenient and the parking attendant was very friendly. I'm very glad this mansion had a live tour guide. She did an outstanding job educating us about...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Newport, our group also visited Doris Duke's mansion, Rough Point. Lots of "stuff" from when she lived there. Sometimes nice to see how the filthy rich lived -- and this was an excellent example.

1  Thank William Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tours through the mansion provide all the details you need to be transported back to the 1900's. Our guide, Charlie, was exceptional. So knowledgeable and welcomed questions from the group (there were 6 in our tour). You can walk through Doris Duke's vegetable and...More

Thank TaraK135
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate the wonderful review! Thank you for visiting Rough Point!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friends go to Newport frequently from the Prov ferry and this summer we decided to do the Doris Duke house. Never been there before. I have been to Breakers in the past and I think Rough point is much more elegant. The...More

Thank Carol A
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear you about your fantastic experience! Thank you for visiting - we hope to see you again some time!

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Kathy B
24 September 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets on site.
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.
14 October 2016|
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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