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Bellevue Avenue, Newport
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Home to some of the country's best-known mansions, Bellevue Avenue represents part of Newport's historic district, which is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Almost exclusively residential, this neighborhood contains lavish mansions built by affluent summer vacationers, including the Astor and Vanderbilt families. These homes represent examples of various architectural styles and showcase designs of some of the most innovative architects working at the turn of the 20th century, like Richard Upjohn and Richard Morris Hunt. Several mansions appear on the National Register of Historic Places and offer guided tours to educate younger generations about the golden age of American architecture. Check the online tour schedule and purchase your tickets in advance. Put Bellevue Avenue into our Newport itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A drive along Bellevue is eye opening and beautiful all at the same time. Beautiful stately historical homes. So many homes to see and tour. 
  • Bellevue Avenue gives you a glance into what it would be like to live in a house the size of a small town. The homes are extremely grand and beautiful. A few of these homes have ties to the Vanderbilt...  more »
  • I'm surprised the streets weren't paved in gold. Everything is very grandiose. It's a nice place to walk and dream about what it would be like to be absurdly wealthy. 
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  • Via that holds many historic villas in town! Very nice!
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