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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to Newport so many times over the past 20 years and have never seen this place - what a true gem! The mansion is incredibly beautiful and the grounds are just as gorgeous. This goes on our must see list for years...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides are very knowledgeable and the mansion is just gorgeous. Doris Duke was such an interesting and generous person. The view is beautiful with a 270 degree view of the ocean. Well worth the stop.

1  Thank firebirdinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rough Point (originally built by a Vanderbilt) was the home of tobacco heiress Doris Duke and is preserved just as she left it upon her death. Guided tours are available and quite informational. Though a large mansion in its own right, it is a different...More

1  Thank Gara Lacy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not do a guided tour (unsure if one was available, but that may have been better) and there was no audio tour. There were handouts about the art in the house, and there were people in every room to help. Some of these...More

3  Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this house that was kept intact!! I have toured all the mansions and this is my favorite!! $25 per person, kids 12 and under are free. Lots of history. Tour guide was great!!!

1  Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

1  Thank MaddyLibby
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank Jean W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

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

1  Thank tk3232
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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.

1  Thank Invinoveritas79
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

1  Thank John W
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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.