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Address: 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the...

Mansion belonging to the American Tobacco Co. heiress and founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Doris Duke.

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A must see

Lovely property and gorgeous grounds. Different from the other mansions in its grandeur - just as beautiful but more comfortable and inviting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lovely property and gorgeous grounds. Different from the other mansions in its grandeur - just as beautiful but more comfortable and inviting.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I love this place and all of its antiques and art. now you may be just an regular millionare but just a few million is peanuts like get into the hundreds of millions just to be close. the old saying is if you have to ask how much then you can not afford it. I love that Doris Duke loved... More 

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Webster, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Different than the other mansion tours in that you feel that you really get to know the last owner, Doris Duke, as you tour the home. This is a live guided tour as opposed to an audio one. The tour group was small and the guide very knowledgeable about Doris's personality and interests (love of her dogs, pet camels, etc).... More 

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Thank you for the fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon More 

Manama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is the previous home to Doris Duke. She left a lot of money to the Newport Restoration Foundation, who manage this property and many others. It is well kept and the exhibits are engaging and good for all ages. The gardens are glorious, he 2 camels were unexpected, but lovely, and overall, it's a great place for children as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The house is large and well appointed, and actually feels like it could be lived in still. The tour guide was very well informed and I found the whole experience very interesting. My only (vague) criticism is that I couldn't take any photos, but I can understand and respect that. I imagine that flash photography in particular could damage some... More 

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Thanks so much for visiting! We'er glad you enjoyed your tour! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After the splendour of the mansions this is a more tasteful house. The tour guides are excellent and gave a very informative insight into her fascinating life. You should not miss this house when in Newport

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This mansion is not on the main tour but it was an enjoyable addition to the rest. It is a guided tour and takes about an hour. Our tour guide was fantastic and really helped you see into the life of the Duke family.

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Thank you for choosing Rough Point on your visit to Newport - and for sharing your experience with us! More 

Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very interesting tour of Doris Duke's mansion. Beautiful grounds and rooms! Tour guide was very informative. So many items to view!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The tour was interesting, although highly positive and skipped over negative aspects of Doris Duke's life. The cost was $25 a person for 90 minutes. Got to walk the outside grounds. Go on a nice weather day.

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Madison, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Amazing history of the life of the Dukes, especially the latest inhabitant, Doris. What a wonderful and philanthropic and interesting woman she was. Just opened in 2000 as she died in 1993. The exhibits of art and articles changes as she collected so much during her life. This is a great mansion to visit.

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