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The Breakers

The Breakers

Daily 9am - 5pm
44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI, 02840

The Basics

Vanderbilt, the grandson of railroad tycoon Commodore Vanderbilt, spared no expense in designing this lavish Gilded Age temple, installing a high entrance gate that weighs over seven 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, part of the Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

To visit the Breakers, you must arrange a tour through the Preservation Society of Newport County. Many Breakers tours are available, some departing from as far away as Boston and New Hampshire. Local tours of Newport include city sightseeing with admission to the Breakers and sometimes Marble House as well.

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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
US$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun and informative
Trolly ride with a knowledgeable guide who had grown up in the area. Antidotes and tidbits galore as we traveled around. Hit the Breakers too - bring earphones/airpods if you want to listen to the tour while there (which I did) = they also give you a paper guide.
mejoy222, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Newport

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Great Experience!
Kristen_Y, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Surprisingly wonderful tour, would recommend for anyone visiting the area. We came on a rainy day, and it was a great way to learn the history of the town, figure out where to go back to for shopping, and plenty of time to tour The Breakers. Thanks!
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The driver was amazing! ...
Jennifer_S, May 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
The driver was amazing! The Breakers was beautiful. It was a great way to see all the sites in a short time.
star-5
Excellent tour
Beverly_K, Apr 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Driver was friendly welcoming knowledgeable funny. Excellent tour. Clean. Accommodated everyone Felt safe.
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Transported to a different era!
Susan_C, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Our driver/tour guide Carlos was fantastic! He was not only personable but so knowledgeable about the history of Newport and the Gilded Age. His stories were interesting, informative and fun! Highly recommend!
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Hey, why don’t we have mansions?? 😊
Irene_U, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Our trolley guide was funny and informative…. And then very sweet because someone left their bags on the trolley, and he called all of us to get them back to the right owner!! We were a little sad because many of the other mansions were closed for HBO filming…. But then once again, he was able to recommend a perfect alternative!!!
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Great welcome to Newport!
Linda_M, May 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Our guide/driver was so knowledgeable having grown up in Newport. It was so interesting to hear all of the history presented in a friendly and entertaining way. I would highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Newport.
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Great experience
Stacey_G, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Really great experience. Got to see the whole city and the beauty oh Rhode Island. I would also recommend visiting the Breakers mansion that was like stepping back in time and absolutely breathtaking.
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Best value for money.
Anna_M, Apr 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Seeing NewPort by trolley is the way to go. The town is tightly built and parking is very limited. Letting them do the driving and the narration is the best way to do this. I can highly recommend them. Touring The Breakers was awesome. It is so much smaller but grander than Biltmore in Asheville. Both designed by the same architect and opened in the same year of the two Vanderbilt brothers, George and Cornelius II. Lovely to see both.
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Trip loaded with stories!
Elaine_P, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Our driver Carlos told us wonderful history and stories about Newport. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
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Wonderful!
Lisa_G, May 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Truly an outstanding tour, our tour guide, was outstanding! So much history, and interesting tidbits. Very entertaining
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Breakers
Angela_R, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Driver was very knowledgeable and put a comedic spin on many nuggets of information. Definitely recommend this trolley and Breakers Mansion Tour.
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Wonderful time ! Tour...
Tracy_D, Apr 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Wonderful time ! Tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable! Really enjoyed hour at the Breakers ! Highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • During the busy summer months, tours do sell out. Purchase a tour ahead of time to avoid disappointment, or ensure your admission as part of a more comprehensive guided Newport tour.

  • Flash-free photography is allowed inside the Breakers, but tripods and other equipment are not.

  • The Breakers, Marble House, the Elms, and Rosecliff are partially wheelchair accessible; please call ahead for more information.

  • Children are welcome at the Breakers, but strollers are not allowed inside the house.

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How to Get There

The Breakers is located on Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. About a half-mile west of the house is the Breakers Stable & Carriage House, which houses an exhibit on the New York Central Railroad.

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When to Get There

The Breakers mansion is open year-round for tours and is busiest in the summer, when Newport plays host to vacationers from all over the East Coast and beyond.

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Other Historic Newport Cottages

The Breakers is part of a group of historic cottages under the auspices of the Newport Preservation Society. Most of them are within walking distance of one another, and include Rosecliff, Marble House, the Elms, Chepstow, Hunter House, the Isaac Bell House, Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, and the Green Animals Topiary Garden. Some excursions include admission and guided tours of some or all of the houses.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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