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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 to visit Rosecliff and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Newport attractions using our Newport vacation builder.
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  • Tragic stories lead to amazing history and now the sight for events. Interesting design with open flow through the middle of the ballroom.  more »
  • My husband & I have been here 2x's before and this 3rd time was disappointing. They've turned the entire 2nd floor into a fashion showcase for Pierre Cardin. This is not what the house was intended fo...  more »
  • A stunning mansion and breathtaking views of the water from the backyard. It was beautiful to walk through and experience. You're given a head set and allowed to do a self guided tour. If you're into ...  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.