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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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  • This is a must-do when in Newport. It's not a very long drive/walk, but it is the heart of where the mansions are. Although there is no parking for reading the signs along the way, the street could be...  more »
  • Interesting to see the Mansions and other lovely homes along this drive. We went in December so the traffic was slow allowing us to take our time. 
  • A wonderful walk to the Golden times of the magnates of Newport. If you're a fan of mansions, sculptures and architecture in General, please do not hesitate to walk calmly through this tree-lined Avenue. Some mansions are actually museums and are open to visitation; Some are private residences, so ... The Trespassing! PS: Highlight a beautiful historic clock located between the Bellevue and Victoria Avenues. ** READ MORE ABOUT NEWPORT ON MY BLOG: VIVAJANDO **
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  • Via that holds many historic villas in town! Very nice!
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