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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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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
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Great experience, operator was knowledgeable and fun. We got recommendations for local pubs and restaurants
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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
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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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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.
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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.
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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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Viking Tour with Marble house review
Robert_V, Jul 2021
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
Guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Made the tour interesting and informative. Marble House was beautiful and amazing.
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Mansion Tour
Sharon_S, Oct 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Ray, the driver and your guide, was very informative and touring the mansions was amazing! Would do it again!
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Do Not Miss This Tour!
John_H, Oct 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
A great tour made memorable by our guide... sorry I cannot remember his name...very helpful and well-informed...highly recommended...mansions were stunning..
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The bus driver/tour guide was very nice and explained in details
Latchman, Jul 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
The breakers mansion was fascinating experience. I had no idea Judge Judy owned a cottage in that area. The marble house was pretty amazing. We had a blast. Worth the money.
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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
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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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Newport Mansion Tour
Patricia_T, Jul 2021
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Ann did a great job as our tour director. She was very informative throughout the entire trip. The amount of time at the Marble House and Breakers was just right. All the history that she shared with us helped us to enjoy the tour even more. We really enjoyed her expertise. She made us feel like we have known her for years.

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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