Trip Planner:   USA  /  Rhode Island  /  Newport  /  Sightseeing  /  Kingscote

Kingscote, Newport

4.4
#12 of 17 in Historic Sites in Newport
Architectural Building Historic Site
Kingscote is a Gothic Revival mansion and house museum at Bowery Street and Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. Designed by Richard Upjohn and built in 1839, Kingscote was one of the first summer "cottages" constructed in Newport, and is now a National Historic Landmark. It was later twice remodeled and extended, by George Champlin Mason and Stanford White. It was owned by the King family from 1863 until 1972, when it was given to the Preservation Society of Newport County.HistoryGeorge Noble Jones, a southern plantation owner who owned the El Destino Plantation and Chemonie Plantation, constructed this Gothic Revival style summer cottage along a farm path known as Bellevue Avenue. Designed by Richard Upjohn, the house is an early example of the picturesque Gothic Revival style, with in irregular and busy roofline with many gables and chimneys, and elaborate Gothic detailing. Although built of wood, it was originally painted in beige-colored paint mixed with sand, giving it a textured appearance of sandstone.At the outbreak of the American Civil War, the Jones family permanently left Newport, and the house was sold in 1864 to William Henry King, an Old China Trade merchant. King's nephew David leased the house in 1876, and embarked on a series of alterations. He hired Newport architect George Champlin Mason to build a larger dining room, and to build a new service wing, and had the interior redecorated by the New York firm of Leon Marcotte. He also introduced gas lighting to the premises.
Plan to visit Kingscote during your Newport vacation using our convenient Newport trip builder.
Source
Create an itinerary including Kingscote
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
121 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • MY partner and myself have a passion for historic homes and we have spent our lives travelling the world enjoying thousands of period houses, palaces and castles. So a visit to Newport for us is like ...  more »
  • This property isn't vary large, buts its a great place to see a completely furnished home. We were told the owners requested that all furniture and paintings remain in the house after the Preservation...  more »
  • I loved the architectured and the history. The inside of this mansion is just as gorgeous as the outside very unique.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful interiors and objet d'arte! Only Tiffany/Stanford White room in the US!
  • Excellent staff and great mansion to visit.

Plan your trip to Newport

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Newport

There is a wide array of hotels situated in and around Newport’s center, providing easy access to the city’s restaurants and nightlife. The area’s five-star hotels provide the sort of luxury Newport’s famous 20th-century vacationers were accustomed to, complete with sumptuous restaurants and ocean views for you to enjoy while on holiday. Bed and breakfasts are often a more budget-friendly option, and the city boasts many charming ones in the center and outskirts of town.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Newport by other users

5 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Newport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Newport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Newport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans