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The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

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The Breakers

Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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“the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages"”

The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a National Historic Landmark, a contributing property to the Bellevue Avenue Historic District, and is owned and operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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 (1794-1877) established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad, which was a pivotal development in the industrial growth of the nation during the late 19th century.

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June 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

Amazing history and beautifully detailed mansion. Must see day trip, and give yourself time for the cliff walk after your tour

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Danielle

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June 06, 2016
Rated 4.0

Fun, relaxing and educational with great ocean views.

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March 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

Awesome ocean view!

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September 25, 2015
Rated 4.0

Awesome place. Closed at 5pm so I'll have to come back again to tour the inside.

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The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island
02840 USA

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Open now until 6:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
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