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The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt established the family fortune in steamships and...more
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The audio tour was excellent. I highly recommend the extra cost and time to take the Beneath The Breakers tour. Learn how this 70 room mansion was operated on a daily life beneath the marble, alabaster and gilded wood rooms above. Philip our tour guide...More
We only wanted to visit one mansion and I thought the price ($24) was kind of high. You can visit 2 or more for just a few dollars more but I wish they had a less expensive option for visiting one mansion. It was beautiful...More
Recently visited the Breakers and this home is phenomenal! It is truly extraordinary. The Christmas decorations and water views are so beautiful. It amazes me that these homes were only used 6 weeks a year. This is a must see in Newport!
Wonderful Christmas decorations and ambiance. Love the audio tour included in admission price. If you have the time and inclination, the Breakers Undergrpund Tour is well worth the time and price. Fascinating!
Traveled to Newport on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 to view the mansions Christmas decorations. The Breakers did not disappoint. The beautiful decorations and floral arrangements were breathtaking. I visited the Breakers, which was all decked out, the Elms, not over the top and Marble House,...More
After touring Marble House to see the decorations and Santa Claus we decided to take in one more mansion to see the decorations. Both were well worth seeing but the Breakers, in my opinion, was the better of the two.
When visiting Newport, The Breakers was the first house we toured. We purchased tickets that allowed us to visit all the homes in the Preservation Society for around $30. It was good for about 3-5 days, so it was a really good deal.
Enjoyed a self-guided tour during the Christmas season. The first floor rooms were nicely decorated and the gift shop offered a good selection of items. The self-guided audio is full of interesting information in each of the rooms with extra audio segments like points of...More
My husband and I went to the Breakers last night (Saturday) for a holiday music event and a self-guided tour. Visiting the mansion with holiday decorations was even better when listening to a brass orchestral concert of holiday music. With all the people milling around...More