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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
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's very enlightening to see how the ultra rich of the gilded age lived, and also gives you some great ideas if your a architecture / interior design aficionado. We especially loved all the view from the balcony and the grounds. The Newport Preservation Society does a good job with the mansions in Newport and its an interesting alternative to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The recorded tour allows for varied levels of interests. For those who wish more in-depth descriptions, optional additional information is available, such as recordings of children who lived at the Breakers, both Vanderbilt children and children of their staff.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The best of the best cottages. If you can only see one mansion, this is the one to see. Don't just listen to the main audio tour, listen to all the side stories in each room.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This tour is done with an audio device so you can take your time and go at your own pace. Well worth it to see 2 or 3 of these historical mansions while in Newport. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Gilded Age lives on at the Vanderbilt mansion! An overwhelming display of the material riches accumulated by the V family. The mansion and grounds are beautiful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a most wonderful house that tells you everything about the era in which it was built. The Vanderbilt family looked to make a statement in Newport. They achieved this with an Italian renaissance style with quality finishing in the decoration of every single room. It is easy to get to by bike, bus or on foot. Spectacular views... More

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scarsdale, ny
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have had a tour of the Breakers in the past and loved it so much that we decided to come back for the Classical Music Festival in July 2014. The Breakers is a gorgeous setting for a concert! We enjoyed the atmosphere, while listening to opera being performed in the entrance hall. A fun evening!

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Breakers mansion was not only beautiful, but it was an informative and fun tour for the whole family! Love the go at your own pace tour!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to several "mansions", this one is beautiful. The detail in each room is just unbelievable. The headset tour was very easy to follow and you felt like you gained knowledge during the tour.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While on our vacation to the New England coast, we decided to stay in Rhode Island and visit Newport. The drive into Newport made me think of days gone by when early cars and yachts were the mode of transportation for the affluent Vanderbilt’s. We found a nice parking spot in the Salve Regina College grounds under a shady tree.... More

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