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The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #1 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate received its name from the cherished view of waves crashing against rocks. The... more »
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Lodi, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Breakers is simply amazing. Words cannot describe how breathtaking this place is. It is by far the largest and most extravagant of the mansions, so definitely do The Breakers last on your rounds so that you will not undervalue the significance of the others! The only drawback to me is that they do not allow you onto the third... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I liked the audio tour. You could move at your own pace, listen for as long as you liked and could even access extra audio material which provided more information if you wished. It was very well designed. There were different "tours" for adults and children, as well as tours in several different languages. I liked that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been the the Breakers, you've missed one of the most fantastic examples of Newports past, and American History from the 1890's. Overlooking Easton Bay and the Atlantic, this 70 room ' Cottage' will stir your imagination as you walk thru the rooms that were the summer 'Digs' of of the worlds wealthiest guests. When visitors ask what... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Over 900,000 people visit the Breakers annually. There's nothing quite like it anywhere in the USA. You can take a self-guided tour through the mansion and gardens, and there is a wonderful gift shop. The entrance fee is under $20, and free if you join the Preservation Society as a member which gives you other perks as well.

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I was very wrong. This place is mind blowing! If you are thinking, oh man, snooze fest but I'll get through it for my significant other who really wants to go, you are probably going to be pleasantly surprised! We did Rosecliff too. If you think you will go back to Newport and you are going to do at least... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very interesting and beautiful. We loved the place. Walking tour was excellent and easy to navigate. We lucked out and got one of the prettiest days of the year so far

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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just gorgeous. Children enjoyed this place in its day and altho very foofoo, it has a good feeling. The audio tour is great, plus the volunteers were always happy to tell us little extra tidbits. If you're in Newport, why in the world would you not see this place??

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The enormity of the house is unbelievable. Definitely a must-see when you're in Newport. If you're only going to do one mansion tour, this is the one!

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Batavia, il
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Many years ago I had the opportunity to tour some incredible European castles, and was blown away by the grandeur and craftsmanship. The Breakers is right there with the best of them (just a bit smaller), only a LOT closer to home. As far as what you'll see in each room, well I simply don't have the ability to convey... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

For an examination of the opulence of the Gilded Age players at play, it doesn't get any better than this.

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