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Rough Point

680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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  • Average3%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I found Rough Point one of the most fascinating houses we have ever visited. To see such opulent's and style in one place was great. Our guide had so much passion for Rough Point it was infectious. She was so knowledgeable It...More

Thank ChrisnHelen3286
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 5 days ago

The hour tour by our docent was fantastic, she was an expert in art and history! Of all the mansions, this is the most personal, in-depth tour you can take. Amazing collection with smart staff!

Thank Connie G
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

We’re so glad you had a great experience! Thank you for coming to see us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This house tour is not to be missed. Our guide was knowledgeable about all the paintings, period furniture and amazing architecture. Doris Duke really knew how to furnish a house, and this one contained the vast collection of pieces she actually lived with when she...More

Thank nrwbpind
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured four different mansions in Newport but this was one of my favorites. The location is spectacular, with amazing views. Maybe it's because I love the story of Doris Duke so much, but this place feels different from the other mansions. Could be the...More

Thank parker31
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Rough Point on your visit, and for writing a review! We're glad you enjoyed our new self-guide tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite Mansion in Newport. The $25 price is a bit pricey but we felt well well worth-it. The Tour is 75 minutes and it's a guided one. Our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Being off-season we were fortunate to have...More

Thank travelermike_11
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I would give this a 5 star review, but because of extensive water damage it was less than perfect. My husband and I visit this house at least once a year because of all the mansions it has wonderful European art, beautiful gardens and...More

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1  Thank LadyBeatriceCt
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send your review. We apologize for conservation and preservation work in progress lately. Although living by the sea is quite amazing, it has its drawbacks with the unforgiving salt water and winds. We hope you can come back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

She was a strong woman and she lived her life on her terms. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in history and to learn more about Newport.

1  Thank katecostellokm
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for visiting and for writing a review!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Doris Duke's house is a must visit place, even before the Breakers. It is not just like any other mansion which were faded about 80 to 100 years ago. Duke's house is a livable home. Doris is a such art collector and she has most...More

1  Thank HorseHorseTigerTiger
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your tour of Rough Point. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Let me first start off by saying please don't bring your little kids, toddlers, and screaming babies on this tour or any other tours in Newport. Your kids don't want to be there. Why do parents do this? It's distracting to the guide and to...More

2  Thank Melonie S
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Rough Point! We're sorry to hear your experience was not what you expected, but we appreciate you taking the time to let us know.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I visited Doris Duke's house in Hawaii a few years ago. I enjoy Middle Eastern art and LOVED her collections. The grounds and view are spellbinding. I loved the lore about the camels.

1  Thank alicerabbit
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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annecybound2006
If I am arriving by cruise, is there a bus service to take me to Rough Point, so I may do the mansion tour? I am hoping not to walk, but I don't have the option of a car. Thank you in advance.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Joel G | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is to call Rough Point and ask them.
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annecybound2006
If I am arriving by cruise, is there a bus service to take me to Rough Point, so I may do the mansion tour? I am hoping not to walk, but I don't have the option of a car. Thank you in advance.
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
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CathyWesty
Is this handicap accessible?
8 July 2015|
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Response from NRFStaff | Property representative |
Rough Point is handicap accessible. We have an elevator to the second story, and bathrooms on the first floor.
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