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The Breakers

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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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44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6906
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must visit location in Newport! They have guided and audio tours! There are a lot of stairs to climb so be prepared if you have older family members. Beautiful place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnMcDaniel5
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking to get into the mood of the Christmas season, try going to Newport and visiting the Breakers. It is all dressed up with lighted and trimmed trees everywhere. The decorations are wonderful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RustyHaigh12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Toured the Vanderbilt home, The Breakers, and all I can say is OMG. The craftsmanship that went into this home is incredible. And this was only a summer home which is unbelievable. An.age when some just had to much money and nothing to do with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came to Newport in December just to see the mansions decorated. Out of the Elms, the Marble House and Rosecliff, this was by far the most impressive of the 4. Absolutely worth a stop at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JJ0719
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FloraPhyllisNJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fairytale2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank disneyworldtraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

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!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lvee
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine E
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis D
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15 August 2018|
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Response from I8016LWdavidc | Reviewed this property |
On this tour you can go at your own pace. I would think with two children, an hour would be ample time. It really depends on you however because you do go at your own pace and not rushed at all.
13 August 2018|
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Response from 643thomask | Reviewed this property |
We bought online. No specific time or date.
5 July 2018|
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Response from WLSH | Reviewed this property |
about 90 minutes. but there are extra if you have time. you can also download app to listen anytime.