Bellevue Avenue Historic District, Newport

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Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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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  • Drove this as part of the Ocean Scenic Drive. I opted to drive it for time purposes but I wouldn't have minded walking through instead and appreciating the architecture and landscapes. 
    Drove this as part of the Ocean Scenic Drive. I opted to drive it for time purposes but I wouldn't have minded walking through instead and appreciating the architecture and landscapes.  more »
  • Take time to walk the avenue and gaze at the lovely estates -- in addition to the public homes, there still are some amazing, private estates, as well as a number of "cottages" that now are... 
    Take time to walk the avenue and gaze at the lovely estates -- in addition to the public homes, there still are some amazing, private estates, as well as a number of "cottages" that now are...  more »

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