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The Breakers, Newport

4.8
The Breakers was once the lavish summer home of the powerful Vanderbilt family. Today, the well-maintained property is a National Historic Landmark. You can wander through the two main floors and the kitchen wing of this 70-room, Italian Renaissance-style building. Admire the opulent furnishings and grand architecture designed by Richard Morris Hunt, one of America's most influential architects. Pick up an audio guide for more information about the mansion and the life of America's mega rich at the turn of the 20th century. Be sure to stroll through the grounds and take in the ocean views. Use our Newport holiday planner to visit The Breakers on your trip to Newport, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Absolutely perfect day for a visit to the most extravagant mansion in my opinion in the USA Besides the over exorbitant interior of the mansion including the platinum wallpaper, the back deck has an a...  more »
  • If you are in Newport, it is a must that you tour the Breakers. We arrived right after it opened one morning, and took the self guided tour with the supplied headphones. This is a great tour, at your ...  more »
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  • The Best of the Newport Mansions! Highly recommend, must stop here! Had an amazing tour of the home early in the day so there were very few people in the tour group. The staff was super friendly and just as informative if not more so. The home itself is gorgeous, most beautiful summer cottage I have ever seen, the history behind it is amazing, Highly Recommend! If this is the only house you get to visit you will not be let down!
  • Beautiful and extravagant summer ‘cottage’ of the Vanderbilt family. One room after another amazes you - My personal favorite was the music room. Can’t imagine how people lived in such opulence. Anyway, if you like this kind of thing, this mansion will be the centerpiece of your visit. From a practical standpoint, it was very helpful to have free parking and a cafe at the welcome center right on the property. Really easy to visit. Very much enjoyed the Beneath the Breakers tour as well. A great compliment to the self guided audio tour

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