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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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This is the one mansion I could see myself living in. I enjoy the decor and layout. The self directed audio tour is perfect. With more options if you have more time to go in more depth. Christmastime was a nice change after a few...More
Lovely and historical as always. I always learn something new about them and history when I go. We were a little underwhelmed by the holiday decorations. Some were appropriate. Some were tacky and didn’t add to the experience. Still a very enjoyable family holiday activity.
We have been to The Breakers twice - amazing place. Enjoyed the head phone tour which helps point out things you would not notice normally. I also played the children revision in each room - which also points out items children would enjoy knowing. Hard...More
Fascinating underground tour of the tunnels and heating and electrical systems of The Breakers home. We did the underground tour before the home itself tour and beat the crowds! If you're fascinated by history you'll really enjoy the tours. Everything was decorated for Christmas so...More
We were at theBrekers Dec 13 and found it to be spectacular at Christmastime.The decorations were breathtaking as well as the architectural elements of this museum. Self guided tours made the experience nice since we didn't need to wait with a docent to lead us....More
Toured this GRAND mansion on a dreary winter day outside. But inside was warm —from the delightfully helpful guides and the beautiful Christmas decorations. Had visited The Breakers probably ten years previous — in the summer. The place showed even better during the holidays. The...More