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The Breakers

Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
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Ranked #1 of 64 Attractions in Newport
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate...
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Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Breakers on a number of occasions and always loved it. It's a wonderful insight into a period around 1900 in American life. We often visit the Breakers when friends or relatives from far away come to visit New England and it never disappoints. This visit was different because we were with our children and granddaughters (8... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to other Vanderbilt homes and to mansions in England and Ireland, but nothing prepared me for this! The ceiling in the dining room, especially, is so over the top, it's incredible. The audio tour was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Piece of history on the coast. Audio base tours let you set your own pace to walk through the mansion. Don't forget to give the outside grounds a look see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I learned a lot. Interesting, fascinating, and beautiful. I was able to learn more about that era, as well as the Vanderbilt family itself.

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Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Awesome mansion. Loved that the tour was audio based and we could go at our own pace. Great to do on a cold day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I went, parking wS great, tour was easy to understand, headphone made it that much better, we enjoyed the whole experience, going back this year.

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Dumont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Overwhelmingly amazing property! Between the walking tour and the grounds, we could have stayed all day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

If you come to Newport and only have time for one tour , do not miss the breakers a feast for the eyes really fascinating history Held both my 11 and 7 year old sons attention

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very well done. This and Marble House can easily be done in one day, and they accommodate eachother by giving a point-of-purchase discount for the other. I was lucky enough to be there on the most crisp gorgeous summer day of the year and that kind of thing never happens to me, but it did on that day. First I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went on a cold January day, which was great, because there were few other guests visiting. The price of the visit is a little high, but the amazing architecture of the house, coupled with the audio tour describing various details was terrific. I only wish we had been able to tour the servants quarters! I also wish the audio... More 

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