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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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44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6906
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to The Breakers! It was truly breathtaking! The beauty and intricate details in design and furnishings is amazing! No expense was spared! Loved it!

Thank pjhershey
Reviewed yesterday

The self guided audio tour gave us a glimpse of the glories of a bygone age! The Breakers was crowded, yet the tour moved along at one's own pace. There is plenty to see. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and allow 2-3 hours to...More

Thank doxi-mom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you were to see one mansion in Newport, it ought to be the Breakers. It is the most opulent property you’ll ever see in the states & the most visited tourist attraction in the state of RI. The tour is a self suited audio...More

Thank Nicodemo I
Reviewed yesterday

This is an incredible "cottage"on a stunning piece of land. Well worth the tour. Very happy that they still allow self-guided tours.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing house and I loved the history, but it was extremely crowded and I prefer a tour guide so that I feel more connected to the property and can ask questions instead of the audio tour that was the only option. They...More

Thank dmblover528
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was very informative. You do use an ear-set guiding you around. It works very well. However no one of which to ask questions unless you seek out attendants.

Thank FinChuckSr
Reviewed 2 days ago

I first heard about The Breakers Mansion on my tour of The Biltmore in Asheville, NC. The Breakers was the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and it was designed to resemble an Italian Renaissance villa. Although not as large as The Biltmore (It has...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see mansion known for the wealth of the Vanderbilt’s. Absolutely amazing. Get their around when they open as its crowded later. Give yourself about 1 1/2 hours to enjoy. Have fun!

Thank printer125
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful excess of the Gilded Age. Like a palace in Europe. One has to see what human imagination and craftsmanship can do, realizing full well the fate of some poor people who made the riches possible.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited about 11 am on Aug 15. After getting tickets we entered the mansion to be confronted by a middle aged blond woman who seemed to be in charge of the young people taking tickets and giving out audio guides. In a word, the...More

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14 August 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
On this tour you can go at your own pace. I would think with two children, an hour would be ample time. It really depends on you however because you do go at your own pace and not rushed at all.
13 August 2018|
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Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
We bought online. No specific time or date.
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Response from WLSH | Reviewed this property |
about 90 minutes. but there are extra if you have time. you can also download app to listen anytime.