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Marble House

596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #7 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the interior.
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Punta Cana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Marble House, true to its name is constructed, both inside and out of marble. The rooms are excessively ostentatious and gaudy. One room was "papered" with 3 inch square pieces of gold leaf. Excellent period architecture.

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Galloway
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a nice mansion. No tour guide you use headphones and a audio recorder to give you the facts about the mansion. Although it wasn't a long tour it seemed to only take like 20 minutes. Didn't really feel i got moneys worth. There were a lot of groups there at the time so maybe you might want to... More

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Houston, Texas
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The Breakers is most popular, but after touring 8 mansions I would recommend Marble House for those who only plan to visit one. Built by the brother of the Breaker's Vanderbilt, it seems mostly the creation of his wife who must have been a forceful character of her time. She planned for this to be the most impressive place in... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Three of us enjoyed the Marble House tour in Newport. Although I'm not overly excited about tours, my husband and daughter wanted to go. It was a nice tour. I like that you can take your time or breeze through with the headphones. It must have been an amazing time back in the day.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Love the earphone guided tours you can do at your own pace. Hard to believe people lived in these houses.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We only toured one of the Newport Mansions and chose this one. It was a great choice. The beauty of the house and grounds is extraordinary. I especially loved getting to see the kitchen area and the personal sitting rooms. The audio tour (once you get the hang of using the headsets) is very well done. I learned many new... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great place to see, but can't imagine actually living in a house that is so much like a museum -- too much marble! Loved the lilac bedroom though -- so elegant.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While going through audio tour, you would come to know about lot of facts associated with the family who own the place. This place will give you insight in women's rights during 1890s. Paintings were really good. A Chinese tea house, just beside sea is one place you don't want to miss.

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Milford, Michigan
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

incredible--seemingly solid marble interior. beautiful home. Wish it was mine. thid is really special to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The guided tour is well designed. It is a bit expensive for one-time visitors. Free parking is across the street.

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