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Rough Point

Rough Point
Tripadvisor (571) · Mansion
Rough Point is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum. It is an English Manorial style … See more


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Dec 5, 2022
Operated by the Newport Restoration Foundation, Rough Point may not be as popular as the Preservation Society Mansions, but it stands out in a unique and charming way. Home to solitary tobacco heire… Full review by Corneliu A
Oct 23, 2022
A beautiful setting (those views!) and museum that provided excellent history of the Duke family. Nice, small gift shop with knowledgeable staff. Parking was easy. Definitely Recommend Full review by 133judyc
Oct 4, 2022
We really enjoyed visiting tough point. It was much less crowded than the other mansions. The ocean view over the cliff walk is beautiful as is the gardens at this mansion. The camel topiaries were a… Full review by amandag868


The Newport Home of Doris Duke
Welcome to the Newport home of Doris Duke—heiress, philanthropist and art collector. Enjoy her magnificent oceanfront estate, still decorated as she left it, where you will see French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelains, and Turkish carpets collected from exotic locations around the world. Located on Newport’s exclusive Bellevue Avenue, Rough Point provides a sweeping ocean view and expansive grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Doris Duke was an individual whose sense of style represented her personality and creativity. She was a confident woman who enjoyed fashion and tried new trends, but made her own rules of style. She dressed in outfits that fit with her diverse interests and lifestyle and did not always fit the standard rules of dressing. Overall, Miss Duke was a lover of quality clothing and enjoyed the pleasures of fashion that made her stand out as the confident and beautiful woman she was. The 2014 exhibit No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke examines a portion of Doris Duke's clothing collection ranging from lavish evening gowns with exquisite embroidery to the simple silhouette of a little black dress. Tour this Newport estate as a welcome guest, and experience life as a 20th-century heiress. All tours are led by a knowledgeable guide. Small, intimate groups of 12–14 guests allow for a relaxed and personal experience. Lasting approximately 75 minutes, the tour visits the entire first floor of the house, then continues upstairs with a visit to Doris Duke's bedroom and to the special exhibition galleries.

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