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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! If you only want to visit one of of Mansions, this is the largest. It was rebuilt after a fire in the late 1870's by the Cornelius Vanderbilt family. The rooms, decorations, and furniture is in pristine condition. We really enjoyed the beautiful rooms and grounds. We did not utilize the audio-guided tour, but were able to move through the house easily. One Tip: for only a few dollars more, you can purchase a second tour-called Breaker's Plus for $80 vs. $90 for 3 adults and a child). They let us upgrade after we went through the Breakers, and the tickets don't expire, so we can go through the second house anytime this season. Well worth it!

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Visited The Breakers on a weekend getaway and despite a rainy day, it was worth the trip.

The architecture and expense of the design and decor, hallmarks of the time, are on full display. From the high vaulted ceilings and alabaster columns, to Tiffany glass ornaments and the platinum inlays, The Breakers is a monument to the Vanderbilt fortune and legacy. It is definitely a place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited on Friday, June 30, 2017 right at opening 9:00 am. We went to the Preservation official website and they stated that there was free parking at each house. So we drove and parked at three houses for free. No waiting for trolley/busses in the rain. We went at our own speed.

Breakers opens at 9:00 am. We bought a five house pass right at the property. One house is $27 and five houses is a total of $35. A real bargain.

They scan your ticket in the house and give you headsets with an audio presentation for your tour. You can really go at your own pace. We spent about one hour here and it was phenomenal! The opulence, the elegance, the sheer enormity of the house is breathtaking!

This was our first mansion and the most sophisticated. (We then visited Marble Hoise and Rosecliff in that order).

People really should do their own research and download the visitors guide from the Preservation website. The map as well as free parking information is very valuable.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Very extravagant home! Beautiful to see and interesting to hear the back stories. Audio tour included with the price.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

A multi generational group of 3 adults and 3 kids erre excited to visit on a beautiful Saturday morning. We drove around the dirt parking lot too many times to count only to find out admission is $25 adults and $20 for children. Ridiculous! We too a hard.pass on the house and went on the free cliff walk instead!

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