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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 Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Loved Newport Tour
Seeing the Breakers and walking the Cliff Walk was special. Our driver, Ray was excellent, professional, extremely knowledgeable and personal. He brought his personal history into a historic perspective of Newport. It was the best part of our day.
Daniel_O, Dec 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.
Diana_K, 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
Great experience,...
Eddie_B, Nov 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Great experience, operator was knowledgeable and fun. We got recommendations for local pubs and restaurants
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Quick overview
Rick_P, Nov 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Touring Breakers as they readied it for Christmas. An amazing house made even better!! Tour guide was fun and knowledgeable
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Viking Tours-Newport RI
Angelo_C, Nov 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
Ray was a great tour guide. Newport is a beautiful town. I will highly recommend this tour to family and friends.
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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.
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Three hour trolley tour
Michele_A, Nov 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Dom our trolley tour guide was very informative and friendly. We had a very enjoyable time on this tour and would recommend it to others visiting Newport.
star-5
Great Adventure
Al_D, Nov 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
We had Ray Walsh and his knowledge of the tour was exceptional! He shared details that may not have been revealed except for his background in the city.
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The Breakers tour was...
Darrah_R, Sep 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
The Breakers tour was amazing. And Anne, our tour guide on the Viking trolley, was great! Would definitely do a similar tour again.
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Tour with Ray! Viking tour
Susan_O, Nov 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
Loved the tour Ray was our driver! He was great! Very friendly and informative . He made our experience wonderful. We have already recommend this tour to other family!
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Great information!! Very...
Alissa_R, Oct 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Great information!! Very friendly!! On time and efficient! The mansions were amazing and the tour guide was very informative!
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Great Trolley Ride and Tour
Frances_O, Sep 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers - Viking Tours
Our tour guide, Ray, was fabulous. He shared great stories about Newport. Loved The Breakers. 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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