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The Breakers: Tours & Tickets

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The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt established the family fortune in steamships and...more
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44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6906
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We started at the Breakers, and the Newport Reservation Society had it all organised. Audio tours in many languages explained the rooms and the people who lived there. Very good, however they even had additional stories that you could listen to about fabric, paintings and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JulieS1000
Reviewed yesterday

Toured The Breakers first. It is a self-guided audio tour (pair of headphones and player the size of a cellphone). Liked the option of hearing more detailed stories in each room. Consider purchasing the ticket that allows you to see several mansions. Some are now...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Larry46713
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s the biggest and most ostentatious but also the most expensive to visit, however the history was fascinating and the decor was incredible. There is a nice cafeteria and restrooms and plenty of parking space. You should definitely use the complimentary audio guide and listen...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 13jano
Reviewed yesterday

The house was very neat to see. They give you listening devices for a self guided tour. They had a kids version for the younger ones which they loved. It was so fascinating to hear the story behind this house. We also went on to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank brianandtanya
Reviewed yesterday

The Breakers tour takes you into another world. The audio headsets are free and worth using for as much or as little info and background as you desire. It also keeps people quiet! Might want to check the schedule before visiting to avoid disruption by...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not much for this type of sightseeing, but this tour was off the charts. I've built some pretty amazing homes so I am familiar with the effort that goes into it. This home is completely off the scale amazing... by any standard. But, what...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Randall B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was very interesting listening to the history of this place, but I think the tickets are overpriced.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LeonaTC
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Breakers was amazing. It was our favorite mansion. Having the ear phones to listen to details about the mansion was great. The staff was very helpfully in answering any questions. Would highly recommend to anyone that goes to Newport RI.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow. What a house to visit! House is really an understatement though. The Breakers is a beautiful mansion built on the coast by the Vanderbilts. You can take a self-guided audio tour that is very informative. I also liked how it was set up to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TravelingTexans94
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was by far my favorite of the two mansions. Love all that gold. Love that you can listen as you tour each room and can go at your own paste. Wish we could have toured the servants quarters as well. Love that they were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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11 July 2019|
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Response from rajsviewfinder | Reviewed this property |
No.. u can’t
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Response from 245rosies | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large lawn at The Breakers.
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Response from Cocomaryland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get single tickets from just walking up at each individual home. Then there are options -- if you ended up wanting to go to another house or two. And yes, tickets include the fabulous audio tours. We went "off... More