Rough Point is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum. It is an English Manorial style home designed by architectural firm Peabody & Stearns for Frederick William Vanderbilt Construction on the red sandstone and granite began in 1887 and completed 1892. It is located on Bellevue Avenue and borders the Cliff Walk and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm.
The property remained with Duke until her death in 1993. It was tied up in litigation for a few years and opened to the public in 2000. It is currently owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation. Tours are limited to 12 people each occurring from May until November.
Since 2003, an exhibit has been in place, being either clothing, jewelry, silver, or furniture, changing each year. The estate also lacks a gift shop, as put by Duke "they were in bad taste," one will never be located on the property.