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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a group we toured all the guts of this awesome home, of limit places to the public and also the public place's too. MONEY TALKS.

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 6 days ago

For this house you must take a guided tour, and it is well worth it. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the house looks the same as when Doris lived there. The house, despite it's size, was very cozy and had some fantastic pieces...More

Thank bruwest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning property in every way. Great historical landmark. (This gem is available at a discounted touring price on Wednesday nights and Saturdays.)

Thank Mrs J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rough Point, was the Newport home of Doris Duke. The location is spectacular and the grounds alone are worth the visit. The house is decorated with Doris Dukes priceless collection of art work and looks just as it did when she was in residence. This...More

1  Thank passpartout0726
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very informative. Learned so much about Doris Duke. She was a fascinating person, way ahead if her time. The grounds, especially the gardens, were awesome. All the staff were helpful and went out of their way to answer questions and offer...More

Thank Veronica M
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love to hear you had such a great time! Thank you for visiting Rough Point!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this house is not part of the normal tour activity, but definitely worth the extra fee to see it. the view over the ocean is fabulous.

Thank chuck h
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank ChrisnHelen3286
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

1  Thank Connie G
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 May 2017

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

1  Thank nrwbpind
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 May 2017 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 reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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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