The Newport Mansions Tour the incredible homes of the 19th-century elite
Newport’s eight square miles are chockablock with other examples of impressive 17th- and 18th-century architecture, including 83 structures acquired by the Newport Restoration Foundation, created by tobacco heiress Doris Duke in 1968. All are now owned and maintained by the foundation and marked with signs reading ‘NRF’. Most are privately rented. Duke’s own mansion, Rough Point, is open for tours.
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