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Marble House

Marble House

596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, 02840

The Basics

The Preservation Society of Newport County operates 11 Newport Mansions properties, including Marble House. A single house admission ticket to Marble House includes an audio tour, but you can also opt for a 2- or 5-house ticket, if you plan to visit other properties, including The Breakers, The Elms, or Rosecliff. Many guided Newport Mansions tours, including day trips from Boston, package entrance to both Marble House and The Breakers.

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Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
star-4.5
$129.00 per adult
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Wonderful leisurely trip...
Wonderful leisurely trip great driver and guide and friendly fellow travelers. The mansions were incredible. The cliff walk was beautiful.
Richard_H, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Newport

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Newport experience
Terri_P, Oct 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
We had a great driver with lots of great info. The sightseeing was awesome and all was the marble house. We had a great time! Thanks Ray
star-5
Relaxing experience
Steve_C, Oct 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Very relaxing experience. No worries and informative trip .bus was clean and driver was knowledgeable and informative
star-5
Great trip! The tour was...
Kim_M, Oct 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Great trip! The tour was well organized, van was clean and modern, the tour guide was great and a safe driver. Highly recommended.
star-5
Nice venture, glad We went…
Charles_M, Nov 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
Bus was comfortable, driver was knowledgeable, and the itinerary was amazing and educational too. The views were breathtaking.
star-5
Great day trip
Dhearst, Oct 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Great trip, highly recommended. The pace was excellent and the time given at the mansions and downtown Newport were just the perfect amount of time
star-4
Very enjoyable day
Piper_M, Sep 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
Hearing the inside stories from our very fine trolley driver!Beautiful views, great Day of history10 mile drive was gorgeous
star-5
An amazing day with a...
Tara_O, Oct 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
An amazing day with a great tour guide! Would highly recommend. It was a perfect pace to enjoy all that Newport had to offer.
star-5
Newport tour
Timothy_M, Sep 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
Driver had great stories and was very accommodating . He left on time and was very prompt . I would recommend this tour to anyone
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Newport Mansikns
Dana_M, Sep 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Our driver was very knowledgeable about the area and sights along the way but did not talk all the time so it was very relaxing. Both mansions we toured were phenomenal. We had plenty of time for shopping and lunch! My favorite tour white in Boston.
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Tour of Newport
Heidi_P, Sep 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
We loved our guide. She was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. She had great suggestions in places to visit afterwards, so we went back to the Cliff walk, the fort and along the ocean to walk on the rocks.
star-4
Great day trip but eat a big breakfast
emsf29, Sep 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Our tour driver was informational, entertaining and pointed out points of interest in both Boston and Newport. The only thing I would change is the timing of lunch. It was a bit late. We were dropped off at 1:30pm for lunch and on our own time for 3 hours. But by the time we walked, found a place to eat and actually got food it was 2pm. We were starving by that time. Had we known lunch would be that late we would have ate a little more for breakfast.
star-5
Beautiful place loved the...
Robert_I, Sep 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Beautiful place loved the area a lot of history tour guide was great will be back soon loved the area

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Marble House is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time Newport visitors.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to climb stairs.

  • Give yourself about an hour to 90 minutes to tour the house.

  • Marble House is partially wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

While most visitors drive to Marble House and other Newport Mansions—there’s free off-street parking at all but Hunter House—it’s also possible to ride the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority trolley from the Newport Visitors Center. Most of the houses are within walking distance of each other.

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When to Get There

Marble House is open daily throughout the year, though hours change depending on the season. Since Marble House kicked off the trend of building lavish mansions in Newport, it’s a good one to see first, if you’re planning to tour more than one historic property.

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An Extravagant Birthday Present

William Vanderbilt, grandson of steamship and railroad tycoon Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, gave Marble House to his wife Alva as a gift for her 39th birthday. By 1895, the couple had divorced, and Alva moved down the street to Belcourt. Upon William’s death, she returned to Marble House before eventually selling it to Frederick H. Prince in 1932. In 1963, the house became the property of the Preservation Society.

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