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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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This is one magnificent house or we should say mansion. The tour is like stepping back in time to the opulent days of the Gilded Victorian age. It is worth seeing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is one magnificent house or we should say mansion. The tour is like stepping back in time to the opulent days of the Gilded Victorian age. It is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I loved the Breaker. It was simply breathtaking. We did the self guided audio tour and went at our own pace. They do not allow any photography or video taping inside the mansion, but you have plenty of photo opportunities outside. A definite must see in Newport, RI.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Simply breathtaking! Visiting The Breakers makes me dream about how it would be living back in that time... So much luxury, a beautiful place to visit!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's not a matter of showing off the wealth of the age in the mansions, it is simply amazing to see what was built and survived from that time. The Breakers was awe inspiring, with a phenomenal location overlooking the water and one beautiful room after another. Worth a walk thru.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Vanderbilts certainly knew how to spend money, but as they say, money doesn't equal taste. I was overwhelmed by "the bigness" of the place, and in trying to comprehend how someone could have spent so much money on a summer home. Still, it is a breathtaking example of opulent architecture, and certainly worth the money and time. The audio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Compared to Biltmore (Asheville, NC) or Hearst Castle (San Simeon, CA) or the palaces and castles of Europe The Breakers seems smaller and the tour goes by quickly. The architecture is Italian-influence and beautiful. The house has a few interesting details and it gives a nice glimpse into the gilded age. The audio tour is informative. There isn't much for... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Kind of like the Grand Canyon of houses,you have to see it to believe it and my limited command of the english language can`t really do it justice. The self guided audio tours offer quite a bit of information whether you want to just see the main house or get more detailed information on the people that lived there or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

$20 pp for just this mansion seemed like a lot but.. we had a nice time. The self-lead audio tour broke up the crowds. This home is unbelievable! It is worth a visit. The history is excellent. The home is beautiful. It is part of visiting Newport. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Tons of interesting info on the self guided tour. The mansion is incredibly impressive in its over the top magnificence. Clear example of too much money in one's hands, but great to look at nevertheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Breakers has been the top Newport Mansion for visitors for years. They conduct audio tours now and having been there several years ago, I prefer the docent tours to the canned sound. Even so, it is a magnificent structure and an incredible example of the opulent lifestyle of the wealthy of that era. One can only imagine what their... More 

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Additional Information about The Breakers

Address: Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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