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The Breakers
The Breakers

The Breakers

Daily 9am - 5pm
44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI, 02840

The Basics

Vanderbilt, the grandson of railroad tycoon Commodore Vanderbilt, spared no expense in designing this lavish Gilded Age temple, installing a high entrance gate that weighs over seven tons; using gold leaf and rare marble; and bringing in painters from Europe to create mural-size baroque paintings. Inside, all the furnishings on view are original. Outside, open-air terraces give way to breathtaking ocean views. The Preservation Society of Newport County purchased the house in 1972, and today it is a National Historic Landmark, part of the Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

To visit the Breakers, you must arrange a tour through the Preservation Society of Newport County. Many Breakers tours are available, some departing from as far away as Boston and New Hampshire. Local tours of Newport include city sightseeing with admission to the Breakers and sometimes Marble House as well.

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Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
$46.25 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great visit to Newport
Carlos was a very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the history of Newport and the beautiful mansions. The tour was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The trolley was comfortable and clean. The ride helped us become familiar with the area, and we returned to some places where we wanted to spend more time.
Elizabeth_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Newport

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Our Soggy Day Tour
Marlene_O, Oct 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
Being close to the ocean, seeing the beautiful houses along the route, & visiting the Breakers. The driver was very knowledgeable of the area & the trolley was clean. The weather was the worst it could be so we rode back wet from being in the rain. We also missed out on seeing some points of interest because of the fog.
star-5
Excellent local tour guide.
DLK, Jun 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
Excellent local tour guide. He had many amusing stories of the local history. I was disappointed that there was not a tour guide at the Breakers. I am not sure if that was a covid response or not. However, they did supply a pamphlet and a recorded tour.
star-5
Fantastic tour and guide!!
Brenda_L, Oct 2021
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
The trolley tour of Newport and the Breakers mansion was a highlight of our trip! Carlos was our driver and tour guide… he was terrific. He was friendly and entertaining, and provided lots of great information on the area and it’s history. We enjoyed lots of fantastic views along the way, then had 1.5 hours to tour the Breakers mansion. Absolutely magnificent, and well worth the trip. Highly recommend this tour experience and company!
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Our transportation guide...
Michele_B, Oct 2021
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
Our transportation guide Troy was friendly, professional and very informative. The Breakers was amazingly beautiful with deep history. The audio tour was clearly narrated.
star-5
Great trip! The tour was...
Kim_M, Oct 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion 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
Great Newport trolley tour!
Debra_H, Oct 2021
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
The trolley tour was a great way to see the highlights of Newport! The trolley was very clean and comfortable and our tour guide did a great job. He was informative and entertaining. Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Great Tour
Carl_A, Jun 2021
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
Very good guide gave us a lot of information . Trolley was clean and comfortable. Would recommend it to friends
star-4
Nice experience
Aditi_G, May 2021
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission
The Cliff walk was great! So was the Breaker mansion. Unfortunately could not see the other mansions due to closure because of covid.
star-5
History made fun
Chuck_W, Oct 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Ray, our guide knows the community like the back of his hand, his ability mix personal stories with community stories was truly refreshing and entertaining.
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Thanks!
Dolly_L, Oct 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
The whole experience was memorable! Truly enjoyed everything. Our tour driver, Anne, was fabulous! Very friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable & informative!
star-5
Four fantastic hours in Newport!
William_G, Sep 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
Tour guide's narration, inclusion of many sights and the Breakers self tour were all wonderful. Perfect for having a very short amount of time in Newport.
star-5
Fun tour!
Brenda_V, Oct 2021
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission
We had a great time! It was a wonderful tour! Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. The Breakers was beautiful.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • During the busy summer months, tours do sell out. Purchase a tour ahead of time to avoid disappointment, or ensure your admission as part of a more comprehensive guided Newport tour.

  • Flash-free photography is allowed inside the Breakers, but tripods and other equipment are not.

  • The Breakers, Marble House, the Elms, and Rosecliff are partially wheelchair accessible; please call ahead for more information.

  • Children are welcome at the Breakers, but strollers are not allowed inside the house.

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How to Get There

The Breakers is located on Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. About a half-mile west of the house is the Breakers Stable & Carriage House, which houses an exhibit on the New York Central Railroad.

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When to Get There

The Breakers mansion is open year-round for tours and is busiest in the summer, when Newport plays host to vacationers from all over the East Coast and beyond.

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Other Historic Newport Cottages

The Breakers is part of a group of historic cottages under the auspices of the Newport Preservation Society. Most of them are within walking distance of one another, and include Rosecliff, Marble House, the Elms, Chepstow, Hunter House, the Isaac Bell House, Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, and the Green Animals Topiary Garden. Some excursions include admission and guided tours of some or all of the houses.

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