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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
+1 401-847-1000
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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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584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really wanted to see this mansion to see how the parties and festivities would have been. The house was truly designed to entertain and it still does today as a wedding venue. A really great experience, the ballroom and lawn did not disappoint. I...More

Thank Darrin H
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank Bruna26
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 Sheetboy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My son and I decided to go visit some of the Newport Mansions outside the tourist season. And we had this grand ( 1902) house all by ourself. Apart from the (very friendly) staff of course. It's a beautiful place and we were lucky to...More

Thank Nol v
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Worth the visit and they as the other mansions have a hearing device for self guided tours. Each mansion brings you a different perspective of how life was in the Gilded Age in Newport.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I really loved this tour! My friends and I in our twenties went and loved the new audio Blu sets! Made the tour really interesting and easy to follow. I also actually really enjoyed the fashion exhibit! The exhibit was different but also cool to...More

Thank alicialorraine
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The fashion exhibit of Pierre Cardin's work saved my experience as the exhibit was amazing! However, the mansion tour itself was disappointing. I had time for one mansion tour on my trip and I definitely wish I had chosen a different mansion. Next time.....

Thank Ginger R
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Response from sunnynene | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There is no set dress code because the Pierre Cardin exhibition is just like any other museum exhibition you would go to. Dress as fashionably as you'd like - but definitely, wear comfortable shoes is the one thing I... More
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