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Rough Point

680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Doris Duke.
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  • Average3%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Breathtaking views. Fabulous museum. Lovely guides - just a remarkable location. The price while not cheap ($25 pp) is well worth the expense. The are serveral very interesting collections and a Renoir in Doris' very garish bedroom. Will go back again and again.

Thank MaddyLibby
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited several of the Newport "cottages" but never this one. Our docent was very knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting. Great location. We enjoyed walking the grounds after our tour

1  Thank Jean W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took self-guided tour (every Wednesdays 5 - 7 pm, other option Saturdays 3 - 5 pm at summer season, 10 dollars pper) and enjoyed our free time inside the house and in the garden. No flash photos inside. Free parking outside. You can take...More

Thank tk3232
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home is beautiful and tour was very informative. Seems to have less rooms open for viewing than other homes in Newport. Make sure you get a chance to see Rough Point and the gardens.

Thank Invinoveritas79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house has great art work on the walls. The guide was very well informed and answered all questions.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The secret life of Doris Duke and her material world are all for you to enjoy when you visit this recent addition to the Newport Mansion experince. Still a tour with guides, which are a joy compared to the dumb reality of the other mansions,...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a group we toured all the guts of this awesome home, of limit places to the public and also the public place's too. MONEY TALKS.

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 19 June 2017

For this house you must take a guided tour, and it is well worth it. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the house looks the same as when Doris lived there. The house, despite it's size, was very cozy and had some fantastic pieces...More

1  Thank bruwest
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Stunning property in every way. Great historical landmark. (This gem is available at a discounted touring price on Wednesday nights and Saturdays.)

Thank Mrs J
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 looks just as it did when she was in residence. This...More

2  Thank passpartout0726
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14 October 2016|
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Response from Joel G | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is to call Rough Point and ask them.
14 October 2016|
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Response from wendylr22 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know where cruises arrive, so I can't tell you for sure. There are bus/trolleys from the Newport Visitor's Center, but the schedule/route varies by season. On the off season they do not make as many stops, so there... More
8 July 2015|
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Response from NRFStaff | Property representative |
Rough Point is handicap accessible. We have an elevator to the second story, and bathrooms on the first floor.