Bellevue Avenue Historic District, Newport

4.7
#7 of 30 in Outdoors in Newport
Home to some of the country's best-known mansions, Bellevue Avenue Historic District represents part of Newport's historic district, which is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Almost exclusively residential, this neighborhood contains lavish mansions built by affluent summer vacationers, including the Astor and Vanderbilt families. These homes represent examples of various architectural styles and showcase designs of some of the most innovative architects working at the turn of the 20th century, like Richard Upjohn and Richard Morris Hunt. Several mansions appear on the National Register of Historic Places and offer guided tours to educate younger generations about the golden age of American architecture. Check the online tour schedule and purchase your tickets in advance. Using our international travel planner, Newport attractions like Bellevue Avenue Historic District can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Grab your coffee, put on some comfortable shoes and just walk up and down Bellevue soaking in the splendor, the architecture, the landscape and the history. Simply one of the most impressive...  more »
  • My husband and I drove around looking at the mansions - they were jaw dropping! Unlike any other mansions we've seen before! We weren't able to actually visit any mansions because of the pandemic...  more »

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