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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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It is a nice place and it is worth the trip. The audio guide is very good. The grounds are nice. I wish it would have had access to the cliff walk though

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a nice place and it is worth the trip. The audio guide is very good. The grounds are nice. I wish it would have had access to the cliff walk though

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Breakers was an absolutely gorgeous mansion, though I could not imagine living there. It was so grand with all of the fine furnishings and art work. I'm sure The Vanderbilts lived a fabulous life there. It was disappointing that photos could not be taken inside, but it's also understandable. The audio tour was perfect. You could spend as much... More 

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Anchorage AK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you want to see American royalty and how they lived you should definitely see the insides of this beautiful mansion. It can compare to anything Europe has to offer.

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hawaii
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a fun time on this tour. Enjoyed the audio tour and the house and grounds are spectacular. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Crazy to see the amount of money that was spent on a home that was just used in the summer. Worth seeing.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had read that if you were only going to tour one Newport mansion, this was the one to tour. That advice was correct. In fact, after seeing this one, we had no desire to see any others. No photos are allowed inside, which was a bit disappointing. But each visitor receives an audio-tour headset, which adds immeasurably to the... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Somehow I had the sense that I knew what the Golden Age was like. But the Breakers showed that living that era was even more phenomenal than one would think. Massive home, incredible workmanship and beauty. Room decor that has not been refurbished but looks as magnificent as it must have been when it was a home.The cost of the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I went on the mansion tour with a group, not something I would have chosen to do on my own. I was expecting to see a display of elegance and wealth, but this was so much more than that. This mansion is over the top, even by today's standards. The furnishings and finishings are unbelievable, influenced French and Italian art... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very organized tour.Though supported by audio and good signage in order to sync with the halls within the mansion.Good snippets on history enabling it to be more interesting. The designs on the ceiling mind blowing.The shops downstairs on your way out good to pick up souvenirs.Though the exit could have been more attractive in order for the lasting impressions to... More 

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North Carolina
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live in North Carolina and have visited the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC several times. The Breakers (built by the same family) is a stunningly beautiful house. The audio tour was definitely worth our time, with lots of lovely details about the house, the history, and the family. Do yourself a favor and take the tour!

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