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Rough Point, Newport

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Rough Point is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum. It is an English Manorial style home designed by architectural firm Peabody & Stearns for Frederick William Vanderbilt Construction on the red sandstone and granite began in 1887 and completed 1892. It is located on Bellevue Avenue and borders the Cliff Walk and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm.
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  • We booked this online directly with Rough point and the preservation society. A 9.30 tour was excellent, our guide bought the home and Doris Duke to life. If you have limited time to take in a mansion...  read more »
  • Doris Duke's Mansion at Rough Point is truly the only Mansion that still has all of her personal things still in the house as when she left it. Very beautiful location, very interesting stories and ju...  read more »
  • Beautiful house. The tour seemed a little costly (like $25/each) but it was good to have someone give you some history of all the pieces that were collected by Doris Duke (daughter who was, at one poi...  read more »
  • What can you say about the lifestyles of the rich and famous from days gone by. Beautiful house and grounds. Stunning. Wonderful life story of the Duke heiress.
  • Compared to The Breakers, this place was pretty dull. In the English Manor style, the structure itself was a lot of white walls and dark wood without a great deal of architectural interest. The focus of the tour was on the tapestries, Chinese vases, and Louis-the-whatever furniture. Doris Duke, who once owned the property, sounds like an amazing woman, but the home itself left me cold.
  • "Above the Atlantic's pounding rage one walks past treasures from another age". Alfred Richardson Simson
  • Very interesting, good place to take family and pleasant town.
  • amazingly Beautiful place...!
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