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Rough Point

680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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Doris Duke's Mansion

Fun and informative tour learning about this eccentric heiress and her incredible "summer cottage... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Dolores R
Rough Point

This Newport Mansion is an excellent visit if you want to just visit one mansion of the several to... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
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Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Doris Duke.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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+1 401-849-7300
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fun and informative tour learning about this eccentric heiress and her incredible "summer cottage". The views from the grounds are equally impressive.

Thank Dolores R
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

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

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This Newport Mansion is an excellent visit if you want to just visit one mansion of the several to chose between. Not only is it on a great site, having panoramic views of the sea but the guided tour is brilliant and very good value...More

Thank Jane0891
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for choosing Rough Point on your visit! We are actually now offering folding chairs on the tours to guests who need a break from walking- as we know its a long tour with lots to see!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our first time at this mansion. Unlike the other popular touring estates this was recommended to us by someone who grew up in Newport. It was wonderful to hear of Doris Duke and to see how she lived. You do have to use tour guide...More

Thank Susan L
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

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

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Rough Point was the summer home of Doris Duke and not part of the other mansion tour group. Doris donated her place with furnishings, so this is a nice step back in time. Rough Point is a guided tour in small groups, so the history...More

Thank Richard B
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We appreciate the great review! Thank you for visiting Rough Point!

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Rough Point is like no other mansion tour in Newport and I highly recommend the experience. The Doris Duke estate and it's contents are exactly as they were on the day she passed in 1993. Mary Jane was our very knowledgeable and pleasant docent for...More

Thank SJKK77
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for choosing Rough Point on your visit to Newport - and for sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing this estate and learning about the Duke family. Amazing art and artifacts everywhere! The grounds were beautiful and the tour guide was so knowledgeable. So impressed to find out about the foundation and how much is donated to charity. I love that she...More

Thank seareviews
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We are so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our extended family of 8 took a Sunday afternoon tour of Rough Point. The tour guide was excellent and was able to answer all of our questions. She was amazing! There was a lot of detail told to our group about the objects in each...More

Thank TaurusRising
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We’re so happy you enjoyed your tour of Rough Point and got to see the amazing views! Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 12 August 2016

This Doris Duke mansion is incredibly interesting and the grounds are beautiful. You really get a sense of her life in the house and why she loved it. The guide was excellent and we were able to stroll around outside after a very good tour....More

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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

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

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I am so happy we decided to visit Rough Point. We were in Newport for a short visit and knew we could only visit two mansions. I read that Rough Point was unique and would provide a different experience from that of the Breakers. So,...More

Thank OnTheGo049
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

We are so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for visiting- as well as the great review!

Reviewed 11 August 2016

We called into Rough Point on our drive along Ocean View out of curiosity we were meet at the gate by a very informative gate man who told us a few things about Rough Point we then decided to take the tour of this lovely...More

Thank Andy L
NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Rough Point. We’re so glad you loved your experience!

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Kathy B
24 September 2017|
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Response from NRFStaff | Property representative |
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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