Bellevue Avenue Historic District, Newport

4.7
#7 of 29 in Outdoors in Newport
Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • Historical part of Newport dotted w/ the summer mansions of the NYC wealth from the turn of the century. Most of these are part of the historical society and can be toured. Only the Elms and the...  more »
  • Good place to stroll and look at the magnificent architecture along the way. Beautiful mansions and landscaping. A very nice way to spend part of the day.  more »

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