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Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was...more
596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
+1 401-847-1000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would rate this 2nd after the Breakers mansion. The tours basically work the same way with the same audio setup. It really works pretty well, allowing you to tour at your own pace and also offers addition information about some things if you want...More

Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of the mansions we visited as part of the package ticket. This was certainly the most opulent and breathtaking!! Would definitely visit this one last as it is the most amazing of the mansions we visited. Don't kiss this one!!

Thank bmorris1929
Reviewed 6 days ago

Marble House is a Gilded Age mansion and is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Newport, RI. It was built as the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. William is the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The house was...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Marble House is one of the mid-sized summer cottages. Plan to spend an hour touring the property. The art and decor of this house is certainly different from the other Gilded Age houses. Ample parking is available. There’s a sidewalk that leads up the street...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Marble House was built upon request of Alva Vanderbilt, an American suffragette, a wife of William Vanderbilt, a railroad tycoon, and the cruel mother of Consuelo, the most sought-after bride of the beginning of the twentieth century. The building is extreme. Walls covered with...More

Thank Elle_Ventrouge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is phenomenal. The architecture is great. The details of the place is incredible. The tour takes about 40 minutes to do. It is an audio tour. There are stairs. Great history of the family too.

Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning display of how rich people lived over a century ago. Marble everywhere and gorgeously sculpted 22 carat gold panels. The views to the ocean are breathtaking as are the grounds.

Thank Canadianknowitall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guided age is now so very interesting to me. Seeing how extravagant they lived and learning about the ones who lived here. Gold rooms and carvings, extraordinary staircases, so many paintings of themselves. Lovely to see this almost totally marble mansion. A must see.

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the stop and self guided tour. Audio tour worked well and gave one a modest glimpse into the gilded age of Newport. Allow about 60 to 90 minutes to complete. You can have a light meal in the Japanese tea house

Thank Scott4023
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of three mansions we visited in one day. Not as big as the Breakers but still lots of stairs and walking around. Amazingly beautiful and fun to see the amount of wealth.

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Rebecca S
7 December 2017|
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
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21 August 2017|
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Response from hockeychief | Reviewed this property |
The five house ticket does cost less than the one year pass and is probably a better value than individual house prices but I am not certain. BUT, I can tell you do not do more than two mansions in one day or you will be... More
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Response from Barbara F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of parking across the street!