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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.

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Prices

Self Tours: Adults: $10, Children 12 & under: Free
Guided Tours: Adults: $25, Children (13-18) & Students w/ ID: $10, Children 12 & under: Free
 

Hours

Open for tours April - November, tour hours vary.
 

Events

  • A Rough Point Holiday
  • Garden Fete
  • Ask a Gardner
  • Designing for Doris
 
 

Activities

  • Tours
  • Museum
  • Special Events
  • Photography
  • Gardens
 

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FAQs

  • Does Rough Point Mansion offer tours?

    Yes, visitors of Rough Point can choose between self or guided tours of Doris Duke's former home. Self-guided tours offer visitors a chance to explore the mansion, the galleries, and the gardens at their own pace with knowledgeable guides nearby to answer any questions. Self-tours are offered on Saturdays from 3 pm to 5 pm only. Guided tours are about 75 minutes and includes visits to the main floor, upstairs, and to all the exhibition rooms. Guests may tour the lush gardens on their own or on a separate guided garden tour.
  • Can I take pictures of Rough Point Mansion?

    Although photography is not allowed inside the Rough Point Mansion, visitors are free to snap pictures of the lush gardens and landscaping outside of the home. Located at the southeastern end of Bellevue Avenue, visitors can also take pictures of Newport's rocky coastline and waterfront from the grounds of Rough Point.
 

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