Rough Point Mansion Newport, RI: Tours, Museum, and Galleries
Step back in time to see how the tobacco heiress and philanthropist, Doris Duke, lived by visiting her former summer home of Rough Point located at the southeastern end of Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI. Take a self or guided tour of the 39,000 square-foot mansion containing 105 rooms and a museum housing a 30-year collection of fine and decorative arts. Built originally or Frederick William Vanderbilt in 1892, this English Manorial style home features sprawling gardens with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. After Duke's passing in 1993, the mansion was soon opened to the public for viewing and left intact just as Doris left it.