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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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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston

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A MUST SEE IF YOU ARE IN NEWPORT!

You won't be disappointed, especially if you love grandeur, American History (Gilded Age 1870-1900) & ornate antiques! The Vanderbilt's summer home is magnificent & worth every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Derry, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

You won't be disappointed, especially if you love grandeur, American History (Gilded Age 1870-1900) & ornate antiques! The Vanderbilt's summer home is magnificent & worth every penny of the admission price. Although the tour guide will give a more in-depth experience, if you're pressed for time, the self guided/audio tour will last about an hour if you're in a rush…2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful audio tour, really gives a sense of the time period. Very cool to do for all ages. Cliff Walk entrance very nearby.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you only visit one Newport mansion in the winter time, visit the Breakers. Actually, you won't have a choice -- it's the only one open. Nevertheless, it's one of the best, with much of the furnishings matching the period or belonging to the house from the start. And in the winter, you get real live guides; ours has been... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Breakers in February on a beautiful sunny morning. Very much enjoyed the self guided tour of the mansion. interesting to see a lifestyle from years gone by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I and another couple from Ct bought a year membership on line in July from Newport Preservation Society. We were able to visit in July 2014 and 3 mansions in early Dec. all decorated for the holidays. Beautiful. We will be able to visit those we have not seen this summer. This pass more than pays for... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Truly a delicious treat for the eye. A must see in Newport, RI with room after room of spectacular design in period fabrics, wallpaper and paint. Elaborate furnishings with a breathtaking ocean view. Definitely worth the price of admission. Audio tour available.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited the Breakers yesterday with my 9 year old daughter. I had not done the tour since they went to headsets. We did the "family" option which is suited for children but still interesting for adults. We both thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and love the behind the scene stories about the staff. Great outing for the entire family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When using the recorded tour set, one can meander at preferred pace and even linger in a place of interest. Since tours are not specifically timed and you will not be pushed through, it is possible to let your mind wander back in time for a bit. It is a nice escape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the audio tour and going at your own pace! Going at your own speed with a personal recorded helps to ease the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I went on the tour and while we thought is was amazing and beautiful. The price of the tour even off season was a bit high in my opinion.

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