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UnDecked Halls at Rough Point
Un-Decked Halls offers visitors a see behind the scenes tours of the first floor of rough Point, an English Manorial style mansion owned by Doris Duke (680 Bellevue Avenue). The tour provides and authentic view inside a Newport mansion in winter-when Dukes was in Hawaii. Visitors can experience the quiet house, learn about the winter caretaking traditions, and get a rare glimpse into Miss Dukes’s tropical Hawaiian holiday. A highlight of the tour will be refreshments in the decorated staff area of the home not ordinarily open to the public.
Tours are offered every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $10, $8 for child ages 5 to 12, under age 5 free.
|Where||Rough Point 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–2:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Admission $10, $8 for child ages 5 to 12, under age 5 free.|
More About Rough Point
Rough Point, located on Bellevue Avenue, is the oceanfront home of Doris Duke, philanthropist and art collector. The house was built between 1887 and 1891. When James Buchanan Duke died in 1925, he left the house to his only daughter, who was 12-years-old at the time. Rough Point continues to be decorated in Ms. Duke's style, with French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelain and Turkish carpets. Small intimate Group Tours are available April to November and last about an hour. The entire first floor is open to tours and on the second floor, Doris Duke's bedroom and special exhibit galleries are open for viewing.
The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and have sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. They are open to the public.
To schedule a tour call Liz Spoden at 401-846-4152.