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Marble House, Newport

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Marble House and many more Newport attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Newport trip planner.
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  • The home was built for Alva, from Mobile, AL who married into the Vanderbilt family and eventually became a most vocal leader of the women's suffragette movement. This home certainly does not lack... 
    The home was built for Alva, from Mobile, AL who married into the Vanderbilt family and eventually became a most vocal leader of the women's suffragette movement. This home certainly does not lack...  more »
  • I visited Marble House in April 2022. I visited The Breakers in the morning, walked on the Cliff Walk during lunch time and then visited Marble House. I was able to park in the parking lot. I... 
    I visited Marble House in April 2022. I visited The Breakers in the morning, walked on the Cliff Walk during lunch time and then visited Marble House. I was able to park in the parking lot. I...  more »
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  • This House is worth visiting on a warm day with no rain. It was extremely beautiful. Even my teenagers loved it. Also, the tour can be additional helpful with the app on your phone guiding you, as you visit the house. Pictures cannot be taken on the steps. Rhode Island is lovely.
  • They sure do LOVE their cherubs. This place was spectacular to see. The rooms are preserved as if they were just decorated. So much too see and read. All the other mansions are currently closed. But I'm happy this is the first one I've ever been to.

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