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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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You can't just walk or drive by the mansions, you have to visit at least one. We did a 40 minute self guided tour or the marble house and it was time well spent to see inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

You can't just walk or drive by the mansions, you have to visit at least one. We did a 40 minute self guided tour or the marble house and it was time well spent to see inside and get see insight into life in the gilted era.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

One of many great places to stop and visit. It is amazing and well worth the time. Make a trip to all the houses and learn the history.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Must see if only for the grand whole made entirely of marble. Amazing to see how much work and craftsmanship went into building it.

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

marble house is an outstanding piece of property and the hiome is large and cold. If you lived here it would be like living is a home without love. however,the furnishings are only the best as is the different sections of the home. servents quarters were large as so many were in the home to take care of every whim... More 

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Chesterfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We bought the Newport experience ticket for $33 that allows you to go to 5 mansions and the best part is that the ticket doesn't expire. We ended up using the full ticket across 2 afternoons before all the festivities started for my brothers wedding. We ended up going to the Elms, Breakers, chateau-mur-sur, rosecliff, and marble house. Each mansion... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love Newport, the mansions are amazing, the houses and the grounds. This is one of the Opulent Vanderbuilts mansions. We have a daughter that is almost 3 and learned last year that a tour while trying to contain an unrestrained toddler is worthless, so we brought my parents, pack a picnic, and let her run around,... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although beautiful - it was very gaudy and very ostentatious. You didn't feel any warmth while touring this house and I would call this a house not a home.

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Servitude tour of this magnificent property was great. The only thing that would make it better was if the trolley tour I was on allowed a little more time to explore. I would recommend the hop on, hop off trolley if you just want to tour the mansions.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

1. Audio guides, included in the price of the ticket, provided great insights into the various rooms and history behind this "cottage" 2. Tour focused more on the family and the history of the house, rather than the architecture at The Breakers, and I felt this gave this "cottage" a more homely and personal feel 3. Less crowded than The... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Pure extravagance. As you walk through one of the two 1.5 ton front doors you almost can't believe your eyes. Marble House is a magnificent Newport mansion owned by Alva Vanderbilt, who received it as a gift on her 39th birthday. After she divorced William Vanderbilt, she moved down the street to Belcourt, her new husband's mansion. If only these... More 

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Address: 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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