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The Breakers

38 locals recommend ·

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Margret And David
Margret And David
November 21, 2018
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 (1794-1877) established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad,…
Wilfredo
Wilfredo
November 08, 2018
Newport's most celebrated - and showiest - Gilded Age mansion was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895 and reflects the unimaginable wealth of the Vanderbilt family. The Italian Renaissance "summer cottage" has 70 rooms, including a grand three-story dining room, and was built using imported French…
Wendy
Wendy
September 02, 2018
There are several mansions you can tour. Newport is rich with history. Mansions are mostly on Bellevue Avenue. Then take a drive around scenic Ocean Drive and stop at Brenton Point to fly kites and then finish at Castle Hill overlooking the bay sitting on the lawn in Adirondack chairs sipping…
Jonathan
Jonathan
August 22, 2018
Amazing house with good audio tour. Designed by the same architect who designed the plinth for the Statue of Liberty.
Stephanie
Stephanie
July 30, 2018
Most grandiose of all Newport's "cottages".
Location
44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone+1 401-847-1000
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
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