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The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We toured the Breakers and Rosecliff as part of the Newport Mansions tour. Both were amazing, but the Breakers is huge and full of detail and history. The tour was self-guided, yet there were lots of friendly, knowledgable staff at every corner. Don't miss the Cliff Walk while you're there...you can access it from the lawn of the Breakers.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This self-guided tour gave you a really nice idea of what it was like to live in the Breakers back in the day. It was the perfect length. I really enjoyed it. Note that you can't bring in a stroller, so plan to bring a carrier or hold your child. Afterwards, the cliff walk runs right behind the mansion and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit. Lots of history. You can tour at your own pace too. Definitely worth the visit. If you tour any mansion this one is a must!

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A wonderful home from the gilded age. Beautiful in every way. Right on the ocean. Former summer home of the Vanderbilts.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This Mansion is well worth the visit. If you have kids, listen to the Family Audio Tour; it's very well done.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was the best mansion to tour. Over the top opulence and views. It is amazing to me people lived like this for a 2 month "season". Go, you will not be disappointed with this tour, even my husband who was reluctant to go was impressed. Really topped off our visit to Newport especially since this is what Newport was... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Such a huge summer house. Very elegant, gorgeous and extravagantly made. Wondering why there are people so rich and so poor. This is a must see. The self-guided audio tour is fantastic and very helpful.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This should be your last mansion to tour if you are touring a few of the homes. If you only have time to see one mansion - this is it! The opulence of this mansion is incredible. All the other mansions pale in comparison. No wait admission, self-guided audio tour. It was so stunning, our jaws were dropping, can't believe... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An absolute must when in Newport! It was very crowded when we were there (July) and I can't wait to go back not in "season" to savor every moment.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Touring this mansion is a fun peak inside a lifestyle of incomprehensible wealth and privilege that's hard to imagine. The early American industrialists really did "own" the country's economy and they loved letting everyone know it. Bill Gates, step aside!

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