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Built 1902

Rosecliff was built for Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs, who used it to host many fabulous Gilded Age entertainments. Architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles.

Plan your visit

Free admission; second floor closed
• July & August, select dates, free admission; second floor closed. Choose date above for availability.
Rosecliff is partially accessible with elevator in service.

Things to Do

Interested in a group tour?

Special rates available for groups of 20 or more adults and 10 or more students.

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Audio tours are self-guided using our free audio tour app

Visitors must bring their own smart device with earbuds/headsets and download the free Newport Mansions tour app before your visit. Printed scripts are available at most mansions and staff appreciate your questions.

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With its celebrated heart-shaped grand staircase and the largest ballroom in Newport, this elegant mansion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean recalls lost Gilded Age summers filled with extravagant parties like the one featured in 1974’s The Great Gatsby, which filmed scenes at Rosecliff.

Learn more about Rosecliff
  • Original Builder

    Theresa Fair Oelrichs

  • Construction Dates


  • Ownership transferred to the Preservation Society


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