Can you tour The Breakers mansion?
Tours of The Breakers are self-guided using the free Newport Mansions audio tour app. For the best tour experience, download the app before your visit and bring your earbuds! In addition to our regular tour, the Children’s Tour geared to our young visitors under 13 is also available for download.
How much does The Breakers mansion cost?
Build a mansion worthy of your opulent lifestyle. Known fondly as the Breakers, this 70-room house was completed in 1895. The cost? Over $12 million.
How long does it take to tour The Breakers mansion?
A: It takes the average visitor 45 minutes to follow the tour route in each house. We generally advise allowing between one and one-and-a-half hours for each property, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the tour, explore the grounds, and visit the Newport Mansions Stores.
Do the Vanderbilts still own the Breakers?
The Breakers is a 70-room Gilded Age mansion built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893. Vanderbilt heirs have lived there for years, but soon, Paul Szápáry, 67, won’t be living there anymore. The Preservation Society bought the Breakers from Countess Gladys Széchenyi’s heirs after she died in 1998.
Which families owned the Newport Mansions?
Newport Rhode Island was the summer playground of America’s wealthiest families, including the Vanderbilts, the Astors and the Morgans.
When does the Breakers at Newport mansions open?
The Breakers The Breakers is OPEN DAILY. Opens at 10 a.m.; last admission 5 p.m.; house & grounds close 6 p.m. Tours of The Breakers are self-guided using the free Newport Mansions audio tour app.
How to get a tour of Newport mansions?
• At The Breakers and Marble House, we now offer both a regular audio tour and a CHILDREN’S audio tour that can be downloaded onto your smart device. • Go to your app store, and search for “Newport Mansions” identified with the green pineapple icon. Download the app and tour of your choice before you arrive.
Where to see the Breakers in Rhode Island?
Discover the beauty of Newport, Rhode Island, and its historical mansions on a trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Also included is admission to The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion and U.S. National Historic Landmark.
What is the maximum group size during Newport Gilded Age mansions with breakers admission?
What is the maximum group size during Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission? A: This activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers. See all safety measures taken by Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission. “I’m not a great one for ‘guided tours’ but this is a must.”