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Address: Narragansett Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6954
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+1 401-847-1000

An Italianate-style villa built in 1860 on Narragansett Avenue.

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An intriguing place!

The house itself was one of the older mansions in the area, but the star of the show, long-time owner Alletta, is more contemporary than most of the mansion owners we hear about... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Hudson, New Hampshire
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The house itself was one of the older mansions in the area, but the star of the show, long-time owner Alletta, is more contemporary than most of the mansion owners we hear about on the tours. This fascinating woman had her own ideas for decorating and loved to make things (particularly with decoupage!) and this house reflects that. You can... More 

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Willimantic, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to many of the Newport mansions but this was my first visit to Chepstow. I tend to avoid hourly tours as I don't love being in a group but rather like going it alone. This tour however, was quite nice. Our guide was lovely and shared lots of great history on the families that lived in and... More 

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Rhode Island
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved this mansion. The grounds were so beautiful and the house was no livable. Very easy to access this location, right off of Bellevue avenue and one of the trolley stops.

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Memphis, TN
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's difficult to rate this house. On one hand, it's truly hideous. On the other hand, it's stunningly hideous and demonstrates that money does not equate to good taste. The late Mrs. McBean, who had last owned and lived in this house, had an obsession with doing cross-stitch. Image a room crammed full of crossed stitched chairs and sofas. Or... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been to every mansion many times and I am always in awe. That said, Chepstow is the one Mansion that I would really love to live in if it were possible. The others are grand and ornate but this gem is truly a home that is warm and inviting.

Thank Rusty H
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Newport - we loved the mansion tours! However .... Skip this one - it was nothing in comparison to any other mansion - I didn't think it was relevant to the gilded era which is what the mansion tours are about - it's out of place - almost like going... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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623 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

You can say what you want, but Chepstow has so much character! You can now take photos on the inside of these gorgeous mansions and it is really something to see.

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Eastchester, New York
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96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This mansion shares a lot with the Doris Duke mansion at Rough Point. Both were occupied until their respective owner passed away, and both contain many objects from the 1960's and beyond. There is even a vintage television and remote in one of the rooms at Chepstow, something you certainly won't see at the other mansions. The contents of the... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

One of the smaller mansions, this property was donated to the Preservation Society after the last owner's death., with family furnishings and decorations in place. It showed how the mansion would have looked in the 1940's-60's, which was an interesting contrast to the other mansions evoking the Gilded Age.

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South Carolina
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I can't understand why a previous reviewer said that it was an "art tour". The portraits, the photos, the intricate nicknacks make a tour of a historic house come alive. I know...I'm a tour guide in a plantation house in Charleson. The guide makes the difference. Well done.

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