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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
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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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Waltham, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have visited The Breakers at least 4 times, and it is such a nice way to spend an afternoon in beautiful Newport, RI. It is slightly expensive, especially if you are in a group/family, but as long as you see a second house after The Breakers (which your $24 ticket allows), it is well worth the money. The audio... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Newport Mansion tours were excellent, I love the audio taping, very well produced and kept me engaged. The houses were beautiful, esp the Marble House and Breakers. Do not miss it! The Breakers were my favorite out of all the houses, it's grand and extravagant!

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Southbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The opulence of this mansion is almost overwhelming. Absolutely a must see. Your ticket allows you to add another mansion for only $5.00 which is a great deal. Tour early in the day before the crowds.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a day in Newport and it wasn't enough. The place is stunningly beautiful and The Breakers is one of the highlights. It was fairly crowded but that didn't distract at all from the experience. The self-guided audio tour allowed us to go through it at our own pace and explore more details when we wanted to. We spend... More

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

very interesting and I liked the headsets. We learned so much about The Vanderbilt Family. It is at the end of all the mansion area so make sure you have your walking shoes on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing to see the opulence spent on summer mansions in Newport. The Preservation Society running this and other mansions does a great job of running the sites. Parking is available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived about 3 pm, and it was not too crowded. The audio "tour" is quite adequate since you can do the basic tour in about 35 minutes or use the headset for more details. This house is opulent. The tour was well worth the trip to see and learn about a great period in American history.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Drove down to Newport for the day to see the Breakers and the Cliff Walk. Since our last visit 20 years ago, they have update with an audiotour which is well done and allows you to go at your own pace. Kids ages 11 and 14 weren't particularly excited to go, but once there did the whole audiotour. The mansion... More

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New York City
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This mansion is the most popular of the mansions in Newport. For those visiting with children, note that there is a self guided audio tour which means you can tour at your own pace. What's more, there is a children's audio tour which brings the story alive and keeps it interesting to even the youngest one with you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The four of us arrived at the Breakers, tickets in hand, at 8:45 (it opens at 9). We were so glad we got there early, as we toured several of the rooms completely on our own. By 9:15, two large tour buses had arrived, and the place was packed to the gills. We had a much nicer experience because we... More

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