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Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was...more
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596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited The Breakers, The Elms, Rosecliff, Marble House, Kingscote, and the colonial house (the name slips my mind at the moment). Marble house was one of my least favorite. The audio tour was interesting and it has some beautiful features but much of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A by gone era, where money was no object. Beautifully crafted with marble from all over the world. Faithfully restored you feel you are a part of that time and place

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a little pricey viewing these mansions but I'll say this one is worth it! Absolutely have to listen to the story along with the house. Interesting tidbits throughout. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Indijones47
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an over the top mansion. We loved the audio tour! It was informative and entertaining! We will be back!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 821maureenl
Reviewed 1 week ago

What once was a summer cottage for one family only 6 weeks out of the year has become a museum of history for millions throughout the year.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the most famous of all the mansions in Newport mostly because of the events that occurred here and the nature of the owners. Their lives were surrounded with so much turmoil and tumultuous stories of politics, perversion, greed, & narcissism fueled by...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Traveljava57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ‘ cottage’ is arguably the most interesting and best presented of all on offer in Newport. Fascinating history of the Vanderbilts and the audio tour is so well done. Could not have enjoyed It more.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hedgehogHampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Marble house. The property is gorgeous we attended the Newport food and wine festival

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank On-point-travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful mansion with its imported marble was breathtaking. The story behind it is very interesting, too.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DreamSeeker94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I reviewed this is June, 2012, I gave Marble House a "3". After seeing it today, I am giving it a "5". First of all the audio devices have been vastly improved. Still not perfect, but not frustrating like they used to be. Although...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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18 September 2019|
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Response from Cheryl H | Reviewed this property |
It is one of the loveliest of the mansions. A must see
27 April 2019|
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Response from Emmy2005 | Reviewed this property |
It has pre made foods, so you could have lunch here, but it much more box lunch as opposed to a restaurant.
7 December 2017|
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and a good one