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See the opulence of the Gilded Age at Marble House. The mansion was finished in 1892 as a summer house for New York millionaire William K. Vanderbilt and his wife, Alva, one of America's leading suffragettes. It was one of the first examples of Beaux Arts architecture in United States; its front colonnade is often compared to the one on the White House. The interior features different styles, from French Baroque to Gothic Revival, and an array of exquisite materials, such as Siena and Nubian marble, bronze, gold, and velvet. Every step of the way, you'll encounter lavish furniture, paintings, and ornaments. Alva's personal favorite was the Chinese-inspired tea house. An audio tour is available, and it allows you to explore the house at your own pace. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Newport holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Marble House and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was our first time in the Marble House, it is a beautiful mansion. We love the self guided tours to be able to take all the time we need to not miss anything. The stately mansions in Newport are ...  more »
  • I like this mansion so much better than the breakers. The audio tour included history and anecdotes. Amazing that is made of marble. The tea house was quaint and I was able to eat my lunch that I pack...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place, as everybody says - the best mansion to see in Newport. Stained glass windows are incredibly beautiful! Chinese tearoom behind the palace is stunning. Wonderful views from the back of the mansion. I'd say it's a bit overpriced, but if you buy a 5-mansion pass, it's a good deal.
  • This was truly a Marble house, one of the most decadent homes of the Newport Mansions, I recommend everyone to come out and see these homes and learn about the guided era. This was not only very educational but a pleasure to the eye, great day trip!

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