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The Breakers: Tours & Tickets

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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

I'm not much for this type of sightseeing, but this tour was off the charts. I've built some pretty amazing homes so I am familiar with the effort that goes into it. This home is completely off the scale amazing... by any standard. But, what...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Randall B
Reviewed yesterday

It was very interesting listening to the history of this place, but I think the tickets are overpriced.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LeonaTC
Reviewed yesterday

The Breakers was amazing. It was our favorite mansion. Having the ear phones to listen to details about the mansion was great. The staff was very helpfully in answering any questions. Would highly recommend to anyone that goes to Newport RI.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. What a house to visit! House is really an understatement though. The Breakers is a beautiful mansion built on the coast by the Vanderbilts. You can take a self-guided audio tour that is very informative. I also liked how it was set up to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TravelingTexans94
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was by far my favorite of the two mansions. Love all that gold. Love that you can listen as you tour each room and can go at your own paste. Wish we could have toured the servants quarters as well. Love that they were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Guide401622
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had seen it twice before, but each time is impressive. The cost may seem a bit steep ($26 per person), but the staff is extra helpful, and each room is memorable. If you just have time to see one Newport mansion, this is it....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great self guided tour you can go at your own pace and really take in all the history. It was breath taking to see the restored gorgeous mansion.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MEM153
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved it- the opulence was unbelievable! Highly recommend and ours was included in the trolley tour!! - Great deal!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tamara H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Husband wanted to see a Newport mansion so he picked The Breakers. Yes, it’s huge and very gaudy. Opulent, over the top as any rich person would want their home to be. I was impressed. The gardens are beautiful. Surprisingly Mr. Vanderbilt’s room did not...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 702Vegasgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed this audio tour. Beautiful mansion with exquisite craftsmanship with no expense spared. You can walk from there along Cliff Walk as well. Great outing.

Date of experience: October 2019
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10 July 2019|
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Response from rajsviewfinder | Reviewed this property |
No.. u can’t
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Response from 245rosies | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large lawn at The Breakers.
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Response from Cocomaryland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get single tickets from just walking up at each individual home. Then there are options -- if you ended up wanting to go to another house or two. And yes, tickets include the fabulous audio tours. We went "off... More