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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
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the interior.
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phoenix
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This is probably the third of the three MUST SEE mansions in Newport (with the Elms and the Breakers). It was beautifully done and the complete marble interior is exquisite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

There is are several interesting storys behind this mansion. It had one of the prettiest bedrooms of all the mansions. One of my favorites!

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Milford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I liked the audio tour that went along with this tour. You can go at your pace and listen to additional stories, if you are interested. This was one of the four mansions that we had visited.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We did the self guided tour at the Marble House which was great because you could take as much time as you wanted. You can do the basic audio tour or you can choose to get more information from putting in numbers that are connected to certain stories about the rooms or the people who lived and worked there. We... More

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Lodi, New Jersey
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35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Marble House is an incredible masterpiece of architecture. Think about how you cut wood to make your moldings, and imagine how much harder it would be to do everything in marble. Then imagine how hard it would be to do it 100 years ago without the tools of today! I heard good and bad things about Marble House going... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stopped by Marble House to see if we could get a late afternoon snack at the Japanese Tea House, but were disappointed to find that it was not open yet for the season. It would be helpful if the Preservation Society & the house posted signs and took other steps to make it clear when the Tea House is... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Another fine example of unbridled extravagance. Amazing what you can do with an unlimited supplies of money and manpower.

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Newark, DE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very lovely home; you could walk around at your own pace to take in the grandeur of this gorgeous summer house. Just one of the many grand old homes on Bellevue Avenue. A must see.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This mansion was featured on a TV program of castles and legends, so we were thrilled to explore where it all happened. This is definitely one of the most opulent of the mansions. There are so many amazingly beautiful features of this one, its fun to imagine living there. The audio guided tours are beautifully done.

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I know that The Breakers is the main attraction in Newport, but Marble House was very remarkable. There are may aspects of this cottage that I prefer to The Breakers. In the end, I would recommend seeing The Breakers and Marble House one after the other, then you must see the gardens at the Elms.

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