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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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Lodi, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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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Bethel, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

2nd mansion my wife and I saw and it was stunning. This place was just amazing and you have to see it in person to really experience it as pictures online do not even compare to the real thing.

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Queens
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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The house was gorgeous of course but our tour guide was too long winded – he told too much useless detail and could not keep the group interested. Several people left after an hour in when they were told they can only see the house with a tour guide they are not allowed to walk ahead. As you can imagine... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It is fascinating to just walk thru these magnificent homes but to also have headsets that allow you to walk from room to room at your own pace and listen to the history of this era, the architecture used, as well as learn about the families that owned these mansions is quite an experience. If you love history, you must... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was our 1st mansion tour out of 3 (The Breakers and The Elms) and probably my favorite. It was a guided tour, done by Janine, who was very informative and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we went on a really foggy day and couldn't see the Chinese Tea House out back...therefore, we will have to go back (which is fine with me)... More

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