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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So much variety in the architecture and the personalities of the properties. I both walked and drove it to try to take it all in. more »
We did a loop by walking down the Cliff Walk and back up to our car on Bellevue. You can't really see many of the mansions well from the Cliff Walk and of course it's not shaded at all, so this walk.... more »
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