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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The waking audio tour for this place is fantastic - informative, interesting but to the point (not too lengthy like some other places I've been!). It gives a great understanding of the history of the building, as well as an interesting insight into the lives and relationships of the Vanderbilts who lived here. For those with a keen interest, there... More

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New York City, New York
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Bad choice for me and my wife. We just returned from Catherine's palace in Russia so we were not impressed but that doesn't mean you won't. It's not so long that you will get bored but I it is a must see if you come into town

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Montreal
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a spectacular property from the era of the first American Tycoon where art and architecture were melt together to built these fabulous palace. This is part of the history of America. Yours to discover!

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Of all the beautiful cottages as the Gilded Age rich called their summer homes, the Breakers stands out for its magnificent rooms, beautiful decor, and size. It is worth more than one visit to take in all there is to see. The audio tour is very helpful but sometimes I wish the staff knew a little more about what is... More

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franklin lakes, nj
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the Breakers with my 21 year old daughter. It was breath taking and I am in the midst of watching the TV mini series "Men Who Built America", so it was very interesting to learn that Vanderbuilt owned this home I do enjoy being able to listen on the headphones and walk at my own pace. Both me and... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently took a quick vacation to Newport and knew that we couldn't miss viewing the mansions. Friends had noted that The Breakers was not to be missed and they were correct! The sheer size and opulence of the property is overwhelming. I can imagine easily getting lost had the audio tour not been easy to follow.... More

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited The Breakers as part of a tour of Rhode Island. This place is well worth the visit - made better by the excellent audio tour guide. Not too much information and not too little. Everything is pretty much preserved in time and left as it was after the Vanderbilt era.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing man made structures. Audio tour is interesting and you can move at your own pace. Somewhat expensive but you can spend over an hour at property.

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Leawood, Kansas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is well worth the visit. It is amazing to see the opulence of the Guilded Age of America and learn about one of the premier families of the age. It was really something to see.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Opulence inside and out!!! I would say this is a must-see-first mansion from the "Newport Mansions Experience" especially if you are in a tight timeline. We allocated about 3 hours to see this place. The audio tour is very informative and the sound quality of narration is very good; just key-in the code of the room that picks your interest... More

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