The Museum of Life and Culture
The first exhibit featuring Alchemy for Armenia – a look into the art and heritage of the Armenian people.
Guided Tours Now Available
A guided 50-minute tour of Belcourt, a summer villa-stable built in 1894 by Oliver Belmont and carefully restored by Carolyn Rafaelian.
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Belcourt is just a small part of a larger picture — one that celebrates Rhode Island history and culture. It all stems from Carolyn Rafaelian, a native entrepreneur who values the human aspect of business.
Her other ventures include Bar and Board Bistro — a classic Newport-inspired restaurant — and reviving Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, New England’s oldest vineyard, auspiciously located on the 42nd parallel.
from 1894 to Present
Inside Belcourt, Carolyn Rafaelian's Newport, Rhode Island Mansion
"The house spoke to me," Rafaelian remembers, "It was beautiful. It was historic. It had so much meaning. And there was a story to tell."SEE STORY
Inside the Many, Many Homes of this Jewelry Billionaire
"Her goal for her homes is to fuel creativity for her and everyone around her."SEE STORY
Preservation official, Belcourt restoration project nab Rhody Awards
"The restoration of Belcourt by Carolyn Rafaelian [is] among this year's recipients of the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation."SEE STORY
Belcourt Mansion is featured on American Pickers
"The house spoke to me," Rafaelian remembers, "It was beautiful. It was historic. It had so much meaning. And there was a story to tell."WATCH NOW