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Marble House

596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #6 of 67 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Although we had already been to Breakers, Marble House still impressed. It is smaller, but it's opulent to the point of disbelief. We took the audio tour which was great and not too long, you can make it longer if you want to by pressing different buttons on your headset in each room or if not you just go round... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Magnificent architecture, varieties of marble, beautiful view and outside area as well as a very informative audio guide. A must of the mansions.

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Quad Cities USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

With all of the marble, it had to be like living in a mausoleum! Interesting story about the lady of the house, too. One of five on the fall tour, it was my least favorite. Visit and decide for yourself.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The display of marble is not to be missed. Touring the mansion is like living a day during the Gilded Age.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

In my view Marble House is the monument to excess at Newport. Although The Breakers is bigger, to me it was much more than just a great deal of money spent on aping European taste so that neighbors would gasp. But that was Alva Vanderbilt, and her story and that of her daughter Consuelo (locked in her room until she... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The audio tour did a great job of presenting the history of the house and the lives of the family who inhabited it. While not as insanely opulent as The Breakers, Marble House is an impressive and unique mansion that is absolutely worth visiting.

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jo913
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nice to see, but can't see anyone living in it. To spend all that money, just to show off, but still worth seeing.

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Birchwood, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Very interesting story and architecture. One of the Vanderbilt cottages. If you can see a few of the mansions, visit this one.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had visited this mansion with our son during the fall. GOOD - Good audio guide filled with history & other tidbits. Tour takes about one hour BAD - While there are advantages to audio tours,I would have preferred a live tour guide. Tea house was closed when we visited. UGLY - Compared to the Breakers. Interesting, but wouldn't be... More

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went to the marble house in Rhode Island. It is amazing to me how people used to live that have a lot of money. The home is beautiful and the self-guided tour is excellent to follow the grounds are excellent and the people that work there are very helpful they answer any questions you might have

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