The Breakers was once the lavish summer home of the powerful Vanderbilt family. Today, the well-maintained property is a National Historic Landmark. You can wander through the two main floors and the kitchen wing of this 70-room, Italian Renaissance-style building. Admire the opulent furnishings and grand architecture designed by Richard Morris Hunt, one of America's most influential architects. Pick up an audio guide for more information about the mansion and the life of America's mega rich at the turn of the 20th century. Be sure to stroll through the grounds and take in the ocean views. Use our Newport holiday planner to visit The Breakers on your trip to Newport, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to The Breakers
Boston to Newport Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $105
Duration: 10 hours
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Duration: 4 hours
The Breakers Reviews
It is hard to imagine families having this much money to spend for a summer "vacation" home. You have to see it. Pictures do not do it justice. The great thing about the Breakers and the other mansion... more »
The building itself is very architectural beautiful. But I like the Elms more than this one. As I like more colourful things, this one is too natural color tone to me. more »
Touring The Breakers mansion was an experience I’ll never forget. As soon as we parked, I was astonished with the beautiful view. After purchasing tickets, we walked into the mansion and were given a set headphones. I really liked this approach as you can tour at your own pace. I absolutely love the idea of a virtual tour. The mansion itself was beautiful. The tour explained everything in perfect detail. The Breakers was a great experience. I would definitely recommend coming here.
Breathtakingly beautiful mansion enriched in history. Each room tells its own tale. The pieces are impeccably maintained and allow the audience to relieve the enchanting events from long ago. The flower gardens lead to a mesmerizing ocean view. Not to be outdone, the courtyard also leads to a beautifully kept lawn where families lingered to take in the sight. The tours are well organized and self-guided with staff pointing the way as you walk. There's a quint gift shop strategically located at the exit. It contains similar pieces observed in some parts of the house. Overall, the visit was memorable.
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