What spectacular building, the craftsmanship, skill, insightfulness, and art that went into making this place is on the scale. If you want to know what the American Dream is and what it means to be an American then this domes it all up.
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Enjoyed the audio tour. Lots of flights of stairs to climb so be prepared. Great stories of the rich and famous of the past. Heard this place is worth over 100 million today.
This was a beautiful building and grounds. It is a self guided audio tour so you can go at your own pace and enjoy the decor. You tour the 1st and 2nd floors, but I wish they let you tour the 3rd and 4th floors...More
The admission was rather pricey at $25/person, but it was a nice way to spend part of a rainy afternoon. The audio tour was outstanding. We spent an extra $6 each to tour a second house (The Elms) but if we could do it again,...More
The whole place has a few mansions spread across, but i believe this one is the biggest. We only went to this one as it had a nice cliff walk that one could do after the tour and see the vast ocean up close. I...More
We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful mansion set on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Both the grounds and house are lovely. The self-guided tour that was provided on a personal recorder was very interesting and allowed you to go at your own pace. It...More
Having been a museum professional, I'm picky about museum experiences -- but this was really well done. The house, of course, is an incredible time capsule of the gilded age... and the tour does a remarkable job of offering "enough" info about everything and then...More
we took the 3 hr tour wich included a 1..5 guided tour of the Breakers Mansion( with electronic headsets, I would have preferred to stay longer and get to hear the audio set on many other items in the mansion) . The driving tour was...More
The Breakers completes our Vanderbilt house tour circuit with Marble house and the Biltmore being the other homes owned by the three sons. I think this was my favorite. One can imagine the opulent parties and meals that we enjoyed in their summer home. If...More