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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 Mansion - Viking Tours
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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
US$45.00 per adult
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ShirleyH_W, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Newport

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Great experience that gives an overall taste of Newport.
Amanda_S, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
My husband and I took my parents on this. It was a really nice experience that gives an overall look of Newport and ends with seeing The Breakers. The tour guide was also very nice and informative. I would definitely recommend this experience.
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Newport trolley
Diane_A, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
The Breakers tour. Tory our driver/ guide was funny and knowledgeable about the area. He made the tour even more enjoyable Our driver Tory was funny and knowledgeable about the area. He made the tour even more enjoyable
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Excellent tour
Beverly_K, Apr 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Driver was friendly welcoming knowledgeable funny. Excellent tour. Clean. Accommodated everyone Felt safe.
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ShirleyH_W, May 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Breakers The guide on the trolley was excellent. Love the knowledge of the driver and the ease of taking the bus.
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A step back in time
Dennis_A, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Comfortable seats , knowledgeable driver great tour with plenty of interesting sites and views that made this your very good. The mansions were spectacular and the Breakers tour was a nice and visual experience
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Carlos was a great tour...
Lisa_S, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Carlos was a great tour guide. He had an awesome personality and was super knowledgeable of the different sites in Newport! Great experience would definitely recommend
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Don’t miss this tour.
Nancy_T, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Overall tour info about Newport. The tour guide was friendly and professional with a sense of humor. His breath knowledge was impressive.
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The Breakers! Troy was an...
Stephanie_H, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
The Breakers! Troy was an awesome guide! He was funny and very informative and gave so many interesting facts.
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Fun and informative
mejoy222, May 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Trolly ride with a knowledgeable guide who had grown up in the area. Antidotes and tidbits galore as we traveled around. Hit the Breakers too - bring earphones/airpods if you want to listen to the tour while there (which I did) = they also give you a paper guide.
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Gilded Age Up Front and Beautiful!
Larry_I, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Thrilling from start to finish...the drive to the Breakers and back showed so much of Newport, and our driver Russ had the most amazing stories (and gossip!!) about all the beautiful mansions and celebs in town. The Breakers was breathtaking and we got to spend a long time there...we needed it! So much to see! Best 3 hours you will ever spend in Newport!
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Enjoyable trolley ride with exceptional narration.
Joan_J, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Our trolley host, Carlos was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We appreciated that he asked all of the passengers to refrain from speaking when he was talking. This was not the case on another tour we took at another time/place. Carlos made the ride enjoyable and educational. The Breaker's Mansion was amazing. I just wished there were more signs around to explain what we were looking at.
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Newport in a nutshell
Irene_M, May 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
The driver/tour guide was fantastic and we loved his humor. Having been to Newport many times before, we enjoyed learning many new facts and the fort was a new location we never saw before. Thanks for a fun time!

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to The Breakers?
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What else should I know about attractions in Newport?
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As well as visiting the The Breakers, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: