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Rosecliff Mansion

548 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

70 Reviews
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Opens Sat 10a
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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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Dana Z.

The Newport Historical Society has a lot of work to do with this one. The word that comes to mind is "house poor" - like they bought the house and ran out of money to decorate it. Not much to see... Read more

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Helene S.

The sordid tale of Rosecliff Mansion. A fortune made from the Comstock Lode. Debutantes. The Gilded Age. Parties with the Vanderbilts. Disrepair. And A Murdered Architect. Rescued by the... Read more

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Bruce K.

A former private mansion, Rosecliff is now open to the public as a historic house museum. It was built in the early 1900s by one of the four partners in the Comstock Lode and since I visited... Read more

Rosecliff Mansion

548 Bellevue Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
02840 USA
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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