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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 was a very interesting tour to see how the rich lived. to think this was one of five homes that they would use just for a season. Very impressive the craftsmanship was amazing to look at the headphones that walk you through the house...More
We went to three mansions and I by far enjoyed the Breakers the most. The self guided audio tour was informative however not too long or boring. The property is absolutely stunning and must do if you are in Newport!
The Breakers was a summer home built for Cornelius Vanderbilt. A audio tour is provided with interesting details about the home and how the Vanderbilts lived. The cliff walks run along the ocean behind the house.
I have never done a self guided tour before and thanks to this one, I look forward to them in the future. It was well done and the home was just wonderful. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the stories. Well done, I would recommend to...More
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed this tour. You receive a headset that gives you tons of facts about the house and the family that lived there. I’m sure we were there at least an hour and we didn’t even...More
The audio tour was a great pace - we didn't feel like we were there "too long" and learned alot about the Gilded Age! The house is in incredible condition and has lots of history. I wish we'd had time to do one of the...More
This one is supposed to be THE mansion to visit and it lives up to its reputation. The audio tour is easily-paced and provides side-info if you want it - including servant viewpoints, as well as those of adults and Vanderbilt children growing-up.