BELLEVUE AVE. NEWPORT. Mansions including The Breakers, Marble House, Belcourt Castle, Cliff Walk, etc.
Go see all the Newport mansions, many offer tours. Most are open year round.
Wine and Food Festival held on the ground of Rosecliff and Marble House (September 22-25, 2016)
Scenes from several films have been shot on location at Rosecliff, including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, Amistad and 27 Dresses. Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899.
Point of Interest
“The mansions really are so amazing! Buy a pass and visit them all and then also with the kids visit the Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth! ”
“The mansion that started it all for the Newport Preservation Society! My personal favorite, open year-round. The unique Servant Life Tour is a different look at a mansion, too, if you have already done a traditional mansion tour.”
“Upscale farm-to-table American cuisine & rum drinks in a historic setting dating to 1673.”
“The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad, which was a pivotal development in the industrial growth of the nation during the late 19th century. The Commodore's grandson, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, became The Breakers dining roomChairman and President of the New York Central Railroad system in 1885, and purchased a wooden house called The Breakers in Newport during that same year. In 1893, he commissioned architect Richard Morris Hunt to d”
“The International Tennis Hall of Fame is set in The Newport Casino, a National Historic Landmark that first opened in 1880 as a social club for Newport’s summer elite. Designed by McKim, Mead & White, a premier architectural firm of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this was one of the firm’s earliest projects. In 1881, the first U.S. National Men’s Singles Championship was contested at the Casino, and Dick Sears garnered the first of seven consecutive titles before retiring undefeated in 1887. The International Tennis Hall of Fame shares the narrative of tennis history from its origins through present day.”