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The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #1 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Carver, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

What an amazing property! Huge mansion with amazing architecture. A true example if Americas guilded age. The grounds around the mansion are just as magnificent as the home itself.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It has it all. Don't waste time visiting multiple mansions. See this one, and you're done! Great self-guided tour.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Our Tour guide was amzing she had lots of extra knowledge and made the trip very special. what a beautiful and well preserved building

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Cranford, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fun, and we loved the tour. Had our 2 sons with us, and they loved it as well. Ages 3 & 9. You are given headphones, both with an adult tour and kids tour. Staff was friendly.

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Saratoga Springs
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see and opulent to excess! The view from the house is great and you can walk along the cliff back to the beach which is great and see a few of the other houses. All three of our children enjoyed the tour - self guided.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to the Breakers. Each time I enjoy it more. This is gaudy at it's finest. That's the beauty of it. I am not a history person but I enjoy the fascinating stories behind these mansions and their owners. I like the audio tours better than tour guides. You can go at your own pace and... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Could not imagine how someone could live like this, in such an amazing mansion, let alone the cost to run a place like this. The views from the front lawn over the water were spectacular.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I found the audio guides very challenging to use. A proper usage explanation would have been helpful. We later visited Rosecliff and had someone help us and he made sure we had a better experience than at the Breakers

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The house is the most splendid of those on the house tour. The audio tours allow you to wonder and ponder at your own pace. There are actually two tours, one for adults and one for kids.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Breakers house is an extremely nice place to take a trip into the past and enjoy a party tour with the Vanderbilt family! You get to see 2 of the 4 floors of this beautiful mansion, and each floor is better than the other. The audio tour has two selections, the regular and the kids versions. In the regular... More

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