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Very Nice Place

Did a tour of this mansion and I was amazed by the way wealthy people lived in the past. Karen was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David C
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White Plains, New York
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Doris Duke picked the spot!

It is nice to enjoy the inside and also the grounds of this amazing home, with the most perfect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
linpc
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Hartford, Connecticut
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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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680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did a tour of this mansion and I was amazed by the way wealthy people lived in the past. Karen was our tour guide and she was very friendly and informative. I’ve been coming to Newport for about 20yrs now and I have never been...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is nice to enjoy the inside and also the grounds of this amazing home, with the most perfect spot on the ocean.

Thank linpc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is magnificent.....a must see. The home is so interesting just like the story of the lady who owned it, Doris Duke. My spouse and I had a private tour only because no one else was there at the time and our guide was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the mansions that belonged to the Duke Family. Doris Duke was the last of the family line. She established the Newport Restoration Foundation and left this lovely home to it. The mansion itself is very impressive. She was a collector, a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent almost 3 hours here this week, given a fantastic view of the life and art collection of Doris Duke. The rooms are spectacular, each one with a hundred stories about the art and its curator. Special cudos to the vegetable gardens and the...More

1  Thank Cohen_Jack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide through the house was amazing. I knew of Doris Duke through Vanity Fair articles, but I didn’t realize how eccentric she was. She had camels roaming the grounds. I also didn’t know that she had bought up crumbling houses, renovated them and...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss going here. One of the two best mansions in town. Her bedroom in purple and mother of pearl was Napoleonisque and fabulous..incredibly helpful personnel here..a a plus to the these ladies!

1  Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible wealth presumes incredible responsibility. Doris Duke does not disappoint. A thoughtful philanthropist, she established a restoration program which has sought to preserve the city's architectural heritage. And, of course, her beautiful "Summer cottage" should not be missed.

Thank Micoda1
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited Rough Point last May 15, 2018. The entrance fee was $25/adult. Our tour guide was very pleasant and she really knew her stuff. Very detailed and thorough tour. Weren’t allowed to take photos inside but it was fine. We finished...More

Thank Rolinette
Reviewed 4 June 2018

A friend recommended that we visit this well lived in house and we were not disappointed. Our 1 1/2 hour tour by a knowledgeable docent was informative and the house's owner, Doris Duke, was an interesting subject. Duke's art collection of medieval, Renaissance and Chinese...More

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Kathy B
24 September 2017|
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Hello, Thank you for your question! You do not need to print a ticket that you purchased online. You can just let the desk staff know the name in which the ticket was purchased under and that will grant you admission.
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annecybound2006
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.
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annecybound2006
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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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