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Rough Point, Newport

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • Stunning property in every way. Great historical landmark. (This gem is available at a discounted touring price on Wednesday nights and Saturdays.)  more »
  • Rough Point, was the Newport home of Doris Duke. The location is spectacular and the grounds alone are worth the visit. The house is decorated with Doris Dukes priceless collection of art work and loo...  more »
  • Our tour guide was very informative. Learned so much about Doris Duke. She was a fascinating person, way ahead if her time. The grounds, especially the gardens, were awesome. All the staff were helpfu...  more »
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  • Very cool house. We thought this was more livable than so.e of the super fancy ones. Loved the outside portion. We saw the winter tour and are looking forward to going back in my the summer.
  • Very bright home. Of course, wonderfully decorated and maintained. Exquisite gardens. DON'T MISS!
  • One of my favorite mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. The walk on the cliffs by the ocean was great.
  • Doris Duke's home is worth seeing for the main reason that the house is left with all her furnishings. She had eclectic taste with items from around the world. It is a fun tour too. I loved it!
  • 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.