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Belcourt of Newport, Newport

#19 of 20 in Historic Sites in Newport
Castle · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Belcourt is a former summer cottage designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont and located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. Construction was begun in 1891 and completed in 1894, and it was intended to be used for only six to eight weeks of the year. Belcourt was designed in a multitude of European styles and periods; it features a heavy emphasis on French Renaissance and Gothic decor, with further borrowings from German, English, and Italian design. In the Gilded Age, the castle was noted for its extensive stables and carriage areas, which were incorporated into the main structure.

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  • Our tour guide, Mariette (sp?), was the best tour guide ever! She tied in Belcourt to the history of the other Newport mansions. She also pointed out so many facts about the restoration of the...  more »
  • Belcourt is unique among the mansions of Newport because its story is still being written. From the ongoing restoration, special events, and new information being uncovered by researchers, you are...  more »
  • Revisited this mansion from prior to Carolyn buying it. I must say she is doing a wonderful job preserving and restoring the mansion. Our tour guide was amazing and one of the best tour guide I've ever come across. Truly enjoyed his job, but more importantly knew his history and knowledge of the mansion.
  • A beautiful "castle" full of history and secret rooms. It's a wonderful tour, guided by people who are very passionate. I wanted to spend all day there taking in the beauty. It is owned by the owner and creator of Alex and Ani! She did a wonderful job keeping it as beautiful ad it once was. I highly suggest checking this place out when you go to Newport, especially on a rainy day. It feels magical!
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