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Rough Point

680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4283
+1 401-849-7300
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The only "cottage" recently occupied

We went to Rough Point because we were interested in seeing one of the Newport mansions that has... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Nancy19067
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Mattituck, New York
Don't Miss This House

I purchased the 5 house tour option from the Newport Preservation Society and this house is was not... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
bdelsavio
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Greenville, SC
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“doris duke”(245 reviews)
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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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680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4283
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+1 401-849-7300
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went to Rough Point because we were interested in seeing one of the Newport mansions that has actually been lived in in recent memory. We had been to Doris Duke's estate in NJ and wanted to learn more about her as a person and...More

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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

We are so happy to hear you had a great time! Apologies that the weather wasn't cooperating that day. We thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

I purchased the 5 house tour option from the Newport Preservation Society and this house is was not included. I figured that by the time we saw The Breakers, Marble House, etc., we would be tired of seeing houses. I'm glad we were not, because...More

3  Thank bdelsavio
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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

We appreciate the wonderfu review! Thank you for visiting Rough Point- we're glad you enjoyed your experience!

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

First time visiting Newport RI, and i had no expectations prior to arrival. Repurchased our tickets and had a reservation time. Our tour guide was most informative and very knowledgeable of the Duke legacy and stories behind the Dukes during their tenure at this incredible...More

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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Rough Point. We’re so glad you loved your experience!

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

We have been to most of the major "summer cottages" aka estates in Newport, and this was our first visit to Rough Point. Maureen was an excellent tour guide, and there were only about eight of us on the tour which was a nice number....More

1  Thank gr8passage
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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

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

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was Doris Duke's home (of the Duke tobacco family). The tour guide was excellent and it was great hearing the stories of how Ms. Duke lived in this house and how she managed to amass such a fabulous collection of art. These tours are...More

Thank shrinkdocdeb
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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

We are so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Doris Duke has left America a treasure and it is well worth visiting. This home is a virtual living museum of what seems like a bygone Era of American history. So many fine details of the architecture, decor and artwork were expertly conveyed by our...More

Thank Leo K
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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

We love to hear you had such a great time! Thank you for visiting Rough Point and for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Took the trolley from downtown to the "Rough Point" stop since it was too hot to walk. Great tour guide - wonderful history, furniture, views. Doris Duke's home.

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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

Thank you for visiting Rough Point! We appreciate your review!

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Fun and informative tour learning about this eccentric heiress and her incredible "summer cottage". The views from the grounds are equally impressive.

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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

Thanks so much for coming to visit us. We’re glad you had a great experience!

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This Newport Mansion is an excellent visit if you want to just visit one mansion of the several to chose between. Not only is it on a great site, having panoramic views of the sea but the guided tour is brilliant and very good value...More

Thank Jane0891
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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

Thank you for choosing Rough Point on your visit! We are actually now offering folding chairs on the tours to guests who need a break from walking- as we know its a long tour with lots to see!

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Our first time at this mansion. Unlike the other popular touring estates this was recommended to us by someone who grew up in Newport. It was wonderful to hear of Doris Duke and to see how she lived. You do have to use tour guide...More

Thank Susan L
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NRFStaff, Public Relations Manager at Rough Point, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

We’re so glad you had a great experience! Thank you for coming to see us!

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Kathy B
September 23, 2017|
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Response from NRFStaff | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question! You do not need to print a ticket that you purchased online. You can just let the desk staff know the name in which the ticket was purchased under and that will grant you admission.
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annecybound2006
October 13, 2016|
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Response from 491bonnie | Reviewed this property |
Good answer by Richard B. Don't miss Rough Point, if you get a chance, watch the movie Too rich - the secret life of Doris Duke. I visited many mansions, but this is the one I made the trip for.
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annecybound2006
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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
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