The Breakers

Historic Site, History Museum, Museum
44 Ochre Point Ave (at Victoria Ave)
Newport, RI 02840


  • Built by the Vanderbilts, this 70-room Victorian mansion is frequently cited as the most magnificent of Newports sprawling summer cottages and a symbol of Gilded Age excess. (From Aerial America)
  • If your going to see one place here it's gotta be the breakers. This place is amazing!!!
  • The billiard room is my favorite, be sure to check out the fantastic piece on the center of the mantle there. And try to find the turtle!
  • Incredible mansion! A must see!
  • Richard Morris Hunt designed this mammoth mansion for Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The terrace has a spectacular view of Sakonnet Point.
  • This place has no AC, except in the bathroom. Lean against the pillars of marble or stay a little longer on the 2nd fl, take in the view of the ocean.
  • OUTSTANDING! Guided Audio Tour was informative and interesting and the House itself was just amazing (if you like it gilded and over the top yet tasteful).
  • Be prepared to spend $20 a head to visit
  • opulence never looked so impressive. This place is so majestic it's almost surreal
  • Former summer home of the Vanderbilt's. Massive mansion sits right on the Ocean. Take the tour to see how the super rich lived during the gilded age.
  • The Breakers tour is well worth the $20
  • Leave yourself an hour! Totally worth it!
  • 5-House Tour is definitely the best deal to take it all in! Self-guided audio tour @ The Breakers... Great to-do on a summer day.
  • Amazing place. You learn alot about the family who built this place. The audio tour allowed us to move at our own pace
  • High life of the Gilded Age
  • With a military ID you get free passes to tour another house at another time
  • Beautiful and quite impressive! The walking tour is very informative, and comes with your ticket. Well worth it!
  • Great walking tour. Highly suggested and very detailed.
  • I enjoy self-guided audio tours...this is one of the three mansions to offer it. Walk to the end of the lawn to watch the waved breaking at the cliff. Beautiful.
  • Such a big, beautiful and wonderful house !

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