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Rosecliff

548 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

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Rosecliff

Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

Newport
3 - 4.5 hours
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Closed Now
Opens Fri 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“a relic of the Gilded Age”

Rosecliff, built 1898-1902, is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum. The house has also been known as the Herman Oelrichs House or the J. Edgar Monroe House. It was built by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, a silver heiress from Nevada, whose father James Graham Fair was one of the four partners in the Comstock Lode. Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, at a reported cost of $2.5 million, Mrs. Oelrichs hosted fabulous entertainments here, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring famed magician Harry Houdini. 

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Reviewed by
miaa419

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is a beautiful and elegant estate and well worth the tour.

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Classicfilmlover

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September 23, 2013

A Beautiful and Classy Place

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Rosecliff

548 Bellevue Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
02840 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
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