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Rosecliff

584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
+1 401-847-1000
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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 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...More

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 25 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...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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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Only a few rooms have been preserved or recreated in their original Gilded Age style. This mansion is largely used for private events and special art exhibits on the second floor. I would only recommend if you are short on time and want to see...More

Thank Shtina S
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I felt fortunate that I was able visit Rosecliff while the Pierre Cardin exhibit was there. The fashions which were on display were truly amazing and representative of their time. While the mansion is not as opulent as some of the others, the tour is...More

Thank PattyR63
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

After seeing the Breakers, Elms and Marble House I was disappointed with Rosecliff. It’s outside grounds are beautiful however once inside it felt like a wedding hall. Most of the rooms were bare and not quite as taken care of as the other mansions. Took...More

Thank Pipsy05
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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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