“the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages"”
The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a National Historic Landmark, a contributing property to the Bellevue Avenue Historic District, and is owned and operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad, which was a pivotal development in the industrial growth of the nation during the late 19th century.
Very beautiful house right along the cliff walk. But not sure if it was worth the $25 per adult. They do a self guided audio tour. My kids enjoyed it.
Amazing history and beautifully detailed mansion. Must see day trip, and give yourself time for the cliff walk after your tour
Fun, relaxing and educational with great ocean views.
Awesome ocean view!
Awesome place. Closed at 5pm so I'll have to come back again to tour the inside.
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