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Address: 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Description: This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the interior.
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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Gorgeous Mansion

This mansion was a self guided tour with headsets, as many of the mansions have been. The house is on a smaller scale from The Breakers but still just as ornate and grand. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This mansion was a self guided tour with headsets, as many of the mansions have been. The house is on a smaller scale from The Breakers but still just as ornate and grand. The house was used as a summer home, as a lot of the mansions seemed to be. The stories along the tour were informative and gave you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This Mansion is unbelievable with all the marble thru out the house. It amazes me how these house were built for summer homes. The Grandeur is simple amazing!

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St. Louis, MO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It is so beautiful, even walk around the house and back yard, all beautiful, love it. wish they can let us take few inside photos

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West Hartford CT
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very cool mansion to tour. I have to admit, I much preferred the old days when you walked around with a tour guide, however the audio tour is very well done. Take time to listen to the extra tour recordings, they tell some great stories. 6 weeks...that is all the family needed this home for. Then it became a place... More 

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Intentionally smaller than the the Breakers, anoth Vanderbilt relative but really almost much nicer as it is not as overwhelming or too big to fathom as a whole

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Montclair, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Well, those Vanderbilts sure know how to spend their summers! The palatial Marble House stands to impress. A self-guided tour via headset leads you through this stunning summer home, educating visitors on what is on view as well as the lives and interests of the Vanderbilt family. Narration at Marble House is a bit more personal than at the Breakers... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been in Versailles and this reminds me of that with all its decorations and shine. Although in smaller scale but still impressive. And to remember that this stunning building was only their summer cottage. Audio tour is good and very informative, absolutely worth for listening those additional stories, too.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hands down,the most amazing mansion on the tour route. The money that was put into this "Cottage" was unbelievable. Imagine walking into a house where everything is marble, gold, and PERFECT! Unbelievable history and audio tour. Do not miss!

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

I have visited Marble house many times over the last ten years. If you live in the northeast and need a neat place to take your visiting relatives and friends, Newport if the place to go! Go on a trip to Bellevue and visit as many houses as you can but make sure to visit Marble House. Is not only... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This great mansion cost 10 times more than any other mansion built in the area. Why? Because it is entirely build from marble.

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