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Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Description: The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate received...
The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate received its name from the cherished view of waves crashing against rocks. The Italian Renaissance summer "cottage," whose construction included transporting European artisans to apply gold leaf and other artistic touches, was owned by one of America's most prosperous families, the Vanderbilts.
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The city of Newport is quite charming and the highlight would have to be the Breakers Mansion. The opulence and extravagance of the gilded age of America is most evident here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The city of Newport is quite charming and the highlight would have to be the Breakers Mansion. The opulence and extravagance of the gilded age of America is most evident here. Most of the rooms are jaw dropping. You can just imagine what it was like to live here and what it took to run this place. It shows another... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I found the Breakers to be a little gaudy for my taste, but if you go - definitely do the audio tour which explains all the rooms at your own pace.

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Suresnes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Versailles in the US? Yes, the Breakers is an astonishing, breathtaking castle, worth the visit. You will loose your mind imagining the genius who built this place

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Most reviewers have covered the main things to say about The Breakers: it is exquisite, the view of the ocean is magnificent, and the mansion is a must-see while in Newport. I heartily agree. I will add several other considerations and practical details: (1) When buying tickets, I highly recommend the Newport Mansions Experience ticket if you plan on visiting... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited the Breakers in Newport, RI in mid-July of 2015. The tour was self-guided with the aid of headphones. I really liked this feature as you could get the general overview of each room, but if you wanted more in-depth info you could push a certain number. Allow about 90 minutes to complete the general tour. That way you... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really interesting incite to what life must have been like for the uber rich of the 19th century. Amazingly over the top house in many ways, my only regret/suggestion would be to also open up the servants quarters to the public as this would have added another dimension to the tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The marina was a wonderful place to hang out. It was pretty crowded being the 4th of July. The mansions were relatively free and the whole trip was just wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well I'm going to start off with a minor warning...no strollers allowed. So if you have to tote a non walking child (25 pounds) around on your hip and try to push the buttons for the audio tour...it's a bit much. Perhaps ...if they don't want everybody's strollers in the mansions they could have some select umbrella strollers available to... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was such an impressive place. It was definitely worth spending some time here. The tour was informative with a nice format (self guided with person headsets). A bit pricey, but worth the fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Vanderbilt's "summer cottage" is not to be missed. My family of four did the audio tour and we all choose the "childrens audio tour". It is amazing to think that this is how people once lived and I can imagine the grand parties! I do not think I would want to be bothered with multiple changing of clothes for... More 

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Additional Information about The Breakers

Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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