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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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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
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).
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!
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
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
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
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
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