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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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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston

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I recently visited the Breakers and was pleasantly surprised. I have visited the Biltmore (Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, NC) and wasn't sure if I would enjoy the Breakers as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently visited the Breakers and was pleasantly surprised. I have visited the Biltmore (Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, NC) and wasn't sure if I would enjoy the Breakers as much, but I actually enjoyed my visit a little bit more. I thought the details of the Breakers estate were more ornate, and the water view from inside is quite beautiful.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Yes, take your time walking around this great house! For those of you who love American History, it is a great piece of Americana. If you go in the summer, get there early and visit as many homes as you can. then finish up with The Breakers!! Is opulent, over the top and beautiful. Great place to bring family and... More 

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Richlands, North Carolina
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing house, great audio tour (do all the little extra options in each room), and soak up the history of the era. My husband is not a diehard history buff, but he enjoyed our visit to the Breakers as much as I did. You should not miss this while you are in Newport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Its amazing to see what money could get you back then. it is so cool and interesting inside. The massive hallway and rooms. Let alone the kitchen is so huge. the views are stunning and the grounds are incredible.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My children (9 and 11) were both thoroughly impressed with The Breakers because of their family-audio tour option. At another of the mansions, we all listened to the same adult audio tour. It was good. However, the family audio tour at The Breakers was fun, and engaging, and really held their interest. They loved hearing all the "rules" of life... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

For the last fifteen years or so, my husband and I have had a standing date to attend at least one evening concert at the Breakers during the annual Newport Music Festival. The festival itself, with its world-class musicians, delightful selections of great classical music, unbelievable settings around Newport, well, it's just the best. Sometimes the concerts aren't sold out... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing architecture and history lessons. Unfortunately, I only noticed few fellow americans visiting those sites while millions of us travel to kitsch places such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The Breakers is the must see historical landmark in Newport. It is especially night during the holidays.

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Malone NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A must see in Newport during all seasons. Beautiful at Christmas. There is nothing not to like during a visit to the Breakers.

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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The tour is self-guided via individual headsets. There is a 'main' tour and you can also choose to learn more about various things along the way, if they interest you and you have the time. It is shocking and maybe a little disturbing how over-the-top this home is. The tour notes that some viewed these mansions as a vulgar display... More 

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