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Kingscote is a landmark of the Gothic Revival style in American architecture. Its appearance in Newport marked the beginning of the "cottage boom" that would distinguish the town as a veritable laboratory for the design of picturesque houses...more
253 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3571
+1 401-847-1000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2006

This interesting, lovely mansion is one operated by the Newport Preservation Society. It is not as opulent or as grand as the Breakers, Marble House or Elms which I would visit first, but Kingscote is certainly worth a visit. It is one of the original...More

6  Thank Pnemiller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 June 2013

The home is on the tour of Newport's mansions but it is the least impressive. After seeing four other mansions in Newport, I was disappointed in Kingscote as this home was not in the same class. I certainly would not call it a "mansion."

2  Thank Txgal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our least favorite of the 7 mansions we visited in Newport, however we still did enjoy it. We took the 4:30 tour on a Tuesday. The tour lasted 50 minutes. This mansion is very different than the others, but we still found it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been visiting Newport for almost thirty years and have toured all of the larger mansions at least once. We decided to tour this smaller one and loved it! It has so much charm and very interesting aspects that really amazed...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small mansion, and a stunner. It stuck me as being a real home and not a "grand summer cottage by the sea". Very much worth touring. Do the Issac Bell House first, then Kingscote - they are about a minute apart from...More

1  Thank ParlorCity
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Floor to ceiling, wall to wall, you will find furniture, decorations, sculptures, paintings, prints, art, ceramics and everything you can think of in this cool and interesting home. One of our favorites in Newport!

Thank BenVerona
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I had been to Newport before and thought I had visited all the mansions. Kingscote was new to me and it was a very enjoyable tour. It is different in just about every respect from what you expect. It is far smaller, made of wood,...More

Thank USAFret
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We have been to Newport many times and have toured many of the better known mansions, but we had never even heard of Kingscote before. What a find! It is considerably older than most of the larger buildings having been built circa 1840. It is...More

1  Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Best dining room in town. Cork ceilings and tiffany glass brick windows! Built in dining hutch. This house is full of creativity. Loved hearing the family history as well about the 3 widows! pretty grounds and great carriage house! Make this one of your picks...More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Loved our tour of Kingscote. It was so much more personal than the huge tour groups through the bigger mansions. This house inspired me so much, I decorated my Living Room in my House after the Parlor at Kingscote

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This mansion is tucked away in a picture perfect setting. Book ahead because this beautiful mansion is a guided tour through the Gilded age. Filled with stories of the families that lived in this house. It is a 1 hour tour this mansion has all...More

Thank Ann Marie M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This small house is well decorated and encompasses only original artifacts which is unusual on Bellevue Avenue where many mansions listed their objects. The guided tour helps you entering the gilded ages and it is fun visiting.

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26 January 2018|
Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Good morning. Kingscote and the other smaller Newport Mansions properties will reopen for the 2018 season on May 20. The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff are all open now. An individual house ticket is... More
Darryl E
8 May 2015|
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Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Hi Darryl- Unfortunately Kingscote is not yet open for the season. It will open on May 23, along with Isaac Bell House, Hunter House, Green Animals and Chepstow. Until then, we do have 5 houses open daily: The Breakers... More