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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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The Breakers lies along the Cliff Walk. It is representative of the homes frequented by the very
Wealthy during the early 1900s. Tours are available and the home is decorated in period furnishings. This is a must see if you’re in Newport.
This is a must see and do while in Newport. The Preservation Society has done a magnificent service to give us a glimpse into the high society lifestyles of those who summered in these mansions. Well done.
Had better company this time around! That already makes the Breakers visit better, but this time I also had the opportunity to see the Christmas decorations! They were so pretty! Check out my blog for the pics (theglittermemoirs.com)
Spent a lovely afternoon touring the Newport home of the Vanderbilts. What opulence! The Audioguide offers much history and interesting facts of the Vanderbilt family and Newport society back in early 1900s. The grounds offer magnificent views of the ocean. Although we visited in early...More
A must see if you're visiting Newport. I am not usually a fan of self-guided tours, but this one is hugely entertaining. It is a bit pricey between my husband and I we spent almost $50 to go to the Breakers. The parking is free...More
If you liked Downton Abbey, you will love this house. An incredible 160,000 sq ft of amazing space and a great audio tour to go along with it! Get a glimpse inside the Gilded Age through a 45 (or so) minute self guided, audio tour....More