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  • Address: 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
  • Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm, extended hours during the summer.
  • Admission: Basic Breakers Admission: Adult: $19.50, Child: $5.50
You’ll find it hard not to be impressed at the opulence of The Breakers, the crown jewel of the Newport cottages. The 70-room four-story mansion was the summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, the grandson of railroad tycoon Commodore Vanderbilt. The grand structure, built in 1895, was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, who modeled it after 16th-century Italian Renaissance palaces.

Vanderbilt spared no expense in designing this lavish Guilded Age temple, installing a high entrance gate that weighs over 7 tons, using gold leaf and rare marble, and bringing in painters from Europe to create mural-size baroque paintings. Inside, all the furnishings on view are original. Outside, open-air terraces give way to breathtaking ocean views.

The Preservation Society of Newport County purchased the house in 1972, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.

Practical Info

The Breakers is located on Ochre Point Avenue. To visit, you must arrange a tour through the Preservation Society of Newport County. About a half mile west of the house is The Breakers Stable & Carriage House, which houses an exhibit on New York Central Railroad.

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Newport Mansions at Christmas: The Breakers and Marble House, Boston, null
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Newport Mansions at Christmas: The Breakers and Marble House

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This holiday season, gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts, evergreen trees and beautiful coastal views await you on this day trip from Boston to Newport, ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.52
Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour, Newport, Christmas
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Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour

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Soak up the beauty of Newport’s famous Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), offering spectacular wide-open views of the Atlantic, historic landmarks and magnificent ...  Read more

Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.64
Full-Day Trip to Plymouth and Newport from Boston, Boston, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trip to Plymouth and Newport from Boston

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Enjoy Plymouth, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island, two of New England's best-loved cities, on this full-day trip from Boston. Visit Plymouth Plantation — ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions, Boston, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip From Boston to the Newport Mansions

Escape the city for the day and visit the charming, historic Newport mansions in coastal Newport, Rhode Island! With this private, full-day trip you'll enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $780.00
Full Day Newport Harbor Sail from New Hampshire, Manchester, Private Day Trips
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Full Day Newport Harbor Sail from New Hampshire

Enjoy a sail through Newport Harbor on the classic Schooner Madeline. This memorable perspective of Newport Harbor is an experience that you and your family ...  Read more

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour, Newport, Day Trips
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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour

Small city, big history!  Let your private pedicab driver take you around Newport's fascinating historic high points. See it all at the perfect speed with your ...  Read more

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Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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