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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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Took tour with my children. They were able to listen to "Family tour" that spoke of life at the Breakers through the eyes of a child. We all really enjoyed our time there. Would highly recommend this experience
So enjoyed this tour. Beautiful way to spend time in Newport. Very interesting an a great insight into the very wealthy in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Head phones for an audio tour are given out with option to hear additional information throughout the house. The...More
Beautiful and extravagant summer ‘cottage’ of the Vanderbilt family. One room after another amazes you - My personal favorite was the music room. Can’t imagine how people lived in such opulence. Anyway, if you like this kind of thing, this mansion will be the centerpiece...More
This is a magnificent house, but I cannot see people actually living there. Gold everywhere. The residents came to live here just for the season, it must have been wonderful to be a guest at this home.
I would strongly recommend people come and visit...More
Wow. The Vanderbilts were not poor. This place was magnificent....and only their summer house. We toured during Christmas. The decorations were gorgeous and only added to the beauty of this house. They also had a gingerbread house exhibit that was pretty neat. We didn’t tour...More