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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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Very opulent. If you like marble you'll love this

This was third of the mansions we visited and probably second grandest. An audio self guide is included in the ticket. We bought a five property ticket for $33 which if you visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Largesarge1961
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Mold, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was third of the mansions we visited and probably second grandest. An audio self guide is included in the ticket. We bought a five property ticket for $33 which if you visit three or more is a saving. Tour ends at gift shop where you can buy water and coffee, sweets and cookies but there is no restaurant or... More 

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St.Augustine
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153 reviews 153 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The amount of work in this house is truly remarkable. Oh to have lived in this style in the gilded age.

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New York City, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
87 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After the breakers this is 2nd best mansion. It is gaudy and opulent but I loved it. So much fun to tour and wonder how anyone could live like that!

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Milford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Marble House is my favorite of all of the Newport mansions so far. You walk into the entry and you are immediately blown away. You are given an audio device that allows you to travel at your own pace. The history behind the house is very interesting. You will learn so much about the Vanderbilt family just by touring... More 

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Murrieta, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you can only visit one or two mansions, make sure you see this one! We visited 5 of the most well-known but this one blew us away. It is incredible. The gift shop was beautifully done, as well.

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Southport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to Versailles and still this house has it over Versaille. The quality of workmanship is hands over V. There is nothing like the Purple Marble Work.........the cut, quality, upkeep.

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hartford CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best mansion to visit. Huge inside and will take about 2-3 hours if you decide to listen to all of the stories and history sections. Afterwords, be sure to visit the tea house and take pictures in the backyard

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London
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26 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Another amazing Vandebilt mansion, but slightly less overwhelming the Breakers. Nonetheless ss, another OTT display of the power of wealth at the turn of the last century. The amount of marble (and some fine faux marble) is remarkable. The interior opulence both amazes in respect for the skill of the craftsmen, whilst offending against the tasteless and very conspicuous display... More 

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Hollywood, South Carolina
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Marble House is a mansion built by one of the Vanderbilts as a summer home. The artisanship and opulence is over the top. You will not find any modern building that would stand next to the true craftmanship presented in this exquisite home. While you are visiting New Port, you must stop to tour this home. I found this... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Marble House was the other mansion I visited in addition to the Breakers. What sold me here was the architecture and tiny furniture of the era. In addition, all that marble. I never thought marble looked so good. My favorite rooms were the Gothic Room and Consuelo's Bedroom. Plenty of interesting coloring throughout the mansion. Marble House is easier to... More 

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