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Marble House

Address: 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive
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Ranked #8 of 67 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the interior.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The place is very unique and the tour was great. We want on a rainy day and really enjoyed this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This and The Breakers 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 stood on line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Marble House is the place where no expense was spared and not an inch of the house was ignored as far as luxury is concerned. It makes a statement of wealth of the Vanderbilts. The self guided tour was as informative and was as short or as you wanted it too be. One of the must sees along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Go for the beauty, stay for the stories of political and social intrigue. It really is an amazing place.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Marble House is so aptly named! Very impressive building even by Newport standards - and with a rich history of arranged marriages, high society divorces and Americas Cup winning captains. As usual, the audio tour is very informative and matches the quality of the furnishings as you wander around in awe and wonder at how people could live like... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family toured the summer "cottage" of Alva and William K Vanderbilt the weekend before Christmas. Our visit was a self guided audio tour, which allows you to dig deeper into certain stories or aspects of the mansion with the touch of a button on the small unit that can be held in the palm of hand or around neck... More 

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Finger Lakes, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Marble House is an over the top mansion. Much of the inside is entirely incased in marble. While this house has never been to my style (much too overdone, reminds me of rococo) it is certainly interesting. If you go, have the audio tour do some of the extra information as you will learn fascinating things about the mistress of... More 

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Southbury, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went for the Christmas decorations and there really wasn't much. The Breakers had much more. But I always enjoy the history of these mansions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Because they are only opened on weekends, we invariably end up going to see the same three: Marble House, the Elms and Breakers (opened all week long). Now all three are recommended and we always enjoy debating which one is the nicest or has the best story behind it. All three have different stories of their own but I enjoy... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Marble House is one of 3 Newport mansions open year round (The Breakers and The Elms being the other two). Marble is an apt name because the house is full of all sorts of marble, from the entry way, to the floors, to the walls. Marble is everywhere. The ballroom is a highlight--one can imagine the parties 100+ summers ago.... More 

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