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Rosecliff, Newport

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Having served as a setting in films like "High Society" and "The Great Gatsby," Rosecliff stands out among the opulent mansions of Newport. Take a self-guided tour of the home at your own pace and choose between what type of information you would like to hear. For example, after listening to basic information about the room, you can choose to learn about the architecture, specific furnishings, or life in the Gilded Age. Walk up the famous heart-shaped staircase and enjoy the views of the grounds outside. Photography isn't permitted inside the mansion. Plan my trip to Newport with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • I recommend a visit to the House if you have the pass to do them all but not if you have to choose 2 or 3 because it is a mansion very little visited (a dozen of parts only) and visit is quite short. She's all nice has visit because she is more used for event and welcomes some ephemeral expo! Pierre Cardin which is currently a little contemporary in the tour!
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  • As well as hosting the Gala La Bamba 2017 Rosecliff is an amazing building to tour. Buy the 5 mansion pass and compare the various gilded age mansions.  more »
  • Rosecliff seems to be more interested in hosting special events than providing a good tour experience. It was closed one morning for an event and afterward had banquet tables and chairs piled up - not...  more »
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  • Beautiful mansion that did not go over the top. Had interesting retro fashion designer displays to browse through on second floor at the end of the self guided house tour. This was the only mansion we visited that we could imagine actually wanting to live in.
  • A beautiful Newport mansion with self-guided audio tours. Tour takes between 20-30 min depending on how many optional audio tracks you listen to. The best feature is the winding grand staircase you get to both climb and descend during the tour. Currently, a single house tour is $17.50, but can be combined with other mansion tours for savings. Also, they have a Pierre Cardon fashion exhibit (mid-2017), a new use for some of the upstairs bedrooms and hallway.
  • I would recommend checking this out. Yes, the history gets a little boring but some of the tour was facinating. If you can wear your own guide and go at your own pace that's better than a tour guide in my opinion which is what we did! Explore a fantasy world and a whole different lifestyle for an hour or so. I personally love architecture/design though so I enjoyed the structure of the mansion and emmaculate designs throughout this mansion.
  • We went to the Newport Flower Show here, amazing! The grounds and seaside, simply stunning. The mansion is very "Great Gatsby"
  • A wonderful look into the past gilded age. The Pierre Cardin exhibit was fabulous !! The only experience that we missed was touring the beautiful grounds because the weather didn't cooperate.

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