Newport County and East Bay Sights


Rosecliff Review

Built in 1902, Newport's most romantic mansion was commissioned by Tessie Hermann Oelrichs, who inherited a Nevada silver fortune from her father. Stanford White modeled the palace after the Grand Trianon at Versailles. Rosecliff has a heart-shaped staircase and Newport's largest private ballroom. Rosecliff stayed in the Oelrichs family until 1941, went through several ownership changes and then was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Monroe of New Orleans in 1947. The Monroes were known for throwing big parties. Some scenes from The Great Gatsby and True Lies were filmed here.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840 | Map It
  • Phone: 401/847–1000
  • Cost: $14.50
  • Hours: Mid-March–late Nov., daily 10-6
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  • Location: Newport
Updated: 12-23-2013

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