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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. Using our international travel planner, Newport attractions like Bellevue Avenue can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Bellevue Avenue is THE street for viewing gorgeous homes and most of the mansions. It's a long street to walk, but driving it during non-rush hours will give you beautiful views of some of the homes o...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Bellevue Avenue is perfect for a walk or a drive. It's filled with mansion after mansion and many ornate wrought gates and fences.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    This is a delightful drive through a neighborhood of extraordinary mansions from the 18 and 1900's. Tours of the homes are available and access to Cliff walk is also here. I think a Christmastime tour...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Great place to walk!
  • April 3, 2017
    B)
  • September 15, 2015
    Via that holds many historic villas in town! Very nice!
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