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Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Marble House is exactly what is is. Decorated to the hilt in the gilded era, it's more about show than comfort. If you only stay there 6 weeks a year, I guess you could manage.

Thank S D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While all the mansions are clearly extravagant and over the top it is still history nonetheless. I love seeing how the American "new money" millionaires incorporated new technological innovations in their European inspired mansions. The tour is self guided and informative enough without it being...More

Thank Lorry04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self guided tour so you can take your time. Beautifully decorated for Christmas.amazing marble floors and walls, Very impressive!

Thank lele0820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marble House is the Vanderbilt’s cottage by the sea and oh my, what a cottage! It is included in the Newport Preservation Society’s Holiday Tours (17 Dec thru 1 Jan)so you can tour it for about $35 or buy the yearly pass (2 person...More

Thank slugo2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not as luxurious as The Breakers, this is still a fabulous "Cottage" to visit. Very worth the time. If you like history or architecture, you will not be disappointed here.

Thank needhair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fine complement to The Breakers in terms of the Newport mansions. The use of marble here is quite stunning. It was certainly built as a showpiece but it does not strike one as a cozy place to live.

Thank BillScottsdale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located down the street from the more famous and larger, The Breakers, the Marble House is no less grand or opulent. The house is made mainly of marble and the self guided walking tour provides a glimpse into the life and times of the occupants....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mansion tour is well worth it. I always heard about the mansions, but never had interest because I thought they were just rich peoples daily homes, I did not realize these are historic homes. Well worth it. Can't wait to go back for the...More

Thank Rawbeeb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "cottage" offers a breathtaking amount of marble, and the house feels intimate for such a large space. Well worth seeing if you're touring the mansions.

Thank HeatherM11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marble House is a must see if you see the Breakers. The Breakers was created to one-up the Marble house since the Vanderbilt wives did not like each other. The cost of seeing more mansions is $12 + the value of the Breakers. The...More

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rebeccas461
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Response from Debra M | Reviewed this property |
The 5 mansion pass is the way to go - Free parking for all the mansions.
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Yes there is plenty of parking across the street!
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