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The Breakers

Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
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Ranked #1 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Type: Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate...
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Type: Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Not allowed to take pictures inside the mansion but worth the visit just to go back in time and see the grandeur of the gilded age.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The house is beautiful and it's a nice audio tour but if you've already seen it, don't bother with the xmas tour. It's like they put a bunch of non-period decorations together to make a xmas tour. And, you can't take pictures. I'm sorry, it's just not worth the $20 per person. I would love to see the upper floors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Plenty of free parking and a reasonable admission ticket that you can also use later on for a discount into other homes. I love the self-guided audio tour. It is easy as can be and engaging. Go at your own pace, and select options at every stop to hear more about various subjects. This was just all around first class... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Breakers before but never enjoyed it as much as this time. The place was so magically decorated with Christmas Cheer in every room... Opulence beyond my dreams. So glad to of had this chance to visit. Oh and a big THANK YOU to the preservationist and the volunteers. One thing not such fun was the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The history is wonderful. The setting is indescribable. A must stop if you visit Newport. Northing to dislike here.....The stories of the family and the furnishings are very interesting. The architecture is impressive beyond description!

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This large estate at the sea is such a moving experience!! The Opulence of its decorative gold an d satin is everywhere! The audio tape that leads you through all the main hall and winding hallways of this estate..is a definite MUST! It was such a treat to walk through this time of history that the Vanderbilt family created after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one of the most luxurious of the summer homes in Newport, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. It has a grand entrance with iron filigree gates, and the house itself has a lot of architectural detail. Because we were not interested in paying the $20 per person admission charge, we only got to see some of the grounds. But... More 

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Goshen, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved seeing this grand mansion at night and in full regalia for Chrismas, live seasonal music, not overly crowded, some food to warm the body and wonderful people to warm the soul!! The only problem we had was everyone had to wait out in the pouring rain for about 15 minutes till they would let us in....needless to say they... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited during Christmas in Newport. For the most part staff was friendly...but then you get the token snutty ones too.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was nicely decorated with Christmas trees and all the trimmings.It was remarkable to see how these barons once lived.Well worth the price of admission.

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