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The Breakers

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“gilded age”(493 reviews)
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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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All reviews audio tour gilded age own pace vanderbilt family family tour over the top summer cottage self guided amazing mansion christmas decorations newport mansions downton abbey the kitchen other half preservation society take your time american history
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We made the entire tour of that amazing place. It is not only a part of the architectural history of the USA but also the history of the country itself. It is very interesting to take the audio guide headphones

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EmmanuelR879
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit in Newport. The audio guided tour is pretty good and gives further details if the listener wants. The best of he three mansions (the other two were Rosecliff and marble house).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MylleOking
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is worth it for residents as well as visitors. The elegance, especially at Christmastime is awe inspiring. The grandeur will not disappoint. You can imagine the parties, the dancing, the dresses!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Meredith a
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christmas season is a great time to visit and appreciate the grandeur of the Gilded Age decorated for the holidays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mansion is quite impressive and it is worth the visit, for the furnishings as well as architecture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1plnt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the week between Christmas and New Year's with my husband and 5 year old son. They were not excited to go but I dragged them along. They ended up enjoying the self-guided audio tour, learned a lot and had some good discussions, and we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy the Breakers during the Christmas season which is always decorated beautifully with fresh poinsettias and greens. If you have not been to the Breakers, then take a headset for your self guided tour. Some of the other mansions are opened which are nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matilda2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The preserved mansion was elegant. Beautiful. It possessed the grace you would expect if not moreso. The tour was audio with smartphones and headphones. Due to the age of the buildings some areas were not wheelchair accessible. I enjoyed my time touring and I'm glad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kevinj330
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely place to visit. The house had such lovely views and the house showed you how the other half used to live. We felt like we stepped back in time, the house looks like the family have just stepped out for you to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Its_Ellie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most popular Newport mansion so therefore can be the most crowded. Beautifully maintained by the preservation society and rich in history. We started to watch Downton Abbey after and although set in England, the stories translate well to what I can imagine life was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.