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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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Nutley, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Words cannot describe it. Go tour it!! It is like nothing I have ever seen. Awesome, and outstanding location.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took a day trip to visit some of the Newport Mansions. This one was first on our list and we weren't disappointed! The mansion is spectacular! After purchasing tickets (we had a Groupon for $55 which gave us a 1 yr membership for ALL of the mansions), we entered the Breakers and were handed an audio... More

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Leesport, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The over the top opulence was crazy at this house - and definitely gave us a glimpse into the life of the gilded age's most wealthy. Amazing to think it was built in only two years. Great tour, lots to see and the headsets tell all sorts of interesting stories.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you only have time to visit one manor, choose The Breakers. It is really amazing, feels like in a king's chateau. And the location is on the cliff, which you can walk after the visit to the house.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What an extraordinary visit this is. There is good interpretation, dramatic coastal views, the opportunity to understand nineteenth century social mores and a building and decoration so vastly removed from the everyday experience of most of us that one can only stand in awe of the vanderbilt achievements.

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

this was the first Newport mansion we visited and after seeing many mansions in Europe, it seemed modest. The important history lesson though is that this was the first time that Americans displayed their wealth and for that reason, it is a must see.

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife had The Breakers on her wish list for our vacation, so off we went to tour this amazing structure. I don't have words to describe the excess that is demonstrated with the architecture of this "summer cottage". Mr. Vanderbilt certainly knew how to enjoy the finer things! If you've toured the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina or Hearst... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I guess you go to Newport you need to go to a mansion. Honestly half way through the tour I was bored and thankful we didn't buy tickets to do more mansions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The opulence is almost embarrassing but the house is almost a work of many pieces of art to the point of garish in some rooms. The tour is great as the audio self guided aspect lets you walk through at your own place and get a little more in depth if you want.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Breakers while touring Newport and really loved this place. Each room you go in is extravagent. The views of the ocean from the balcany is equally stunning. Also, the day we visited we saw Willard Scott who was preparing for his Today Show spot. Of all the mansions you may visit I would recommend... More

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