Belcourt of Newport
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Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt and built in the early 1890s, Belcourt of Newport is a living pastiche of history. From the palace of versailles in France to the freemasons of America, the surreal mansion draws on a tradition of splendor. In today's Belcourt, historic ornateness and cutting-edge innovation mingle. The glamour of Newport's Gilded Age is preserved through thoughtful, precise restorations enabled by modern technology. A large-scale restoration project is underway - and Belcourt is being revived to its original glory.
Take a peek behind the scenes during a Belcourt of Newport Restoration Tour. Throughout the tour, you’ll see some of the incredible work that has been done by hundreds of talented crafts people, many of whom are based right here in little Rhode Island! You’ll see the beautiful architecture of one of Newport’s most eccentric houses, a 44,000 foot bachelor pad designed more for the horses than for the people. You’ll also hear about the lives of its original owners, Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont and his second wife, Alva Erksine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont.
Belcourt of Newport is now open for tours. Please visit Belcourt.com for the most up-to-date availability & to purchase tickets on-line.