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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
$45.00 per adult
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Excellent tour
Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable historian with a sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour!
Tammy_M, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Newport

star-5
Great Tour - Newport, RI
Michelle_S, Jun 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Out tour guide shared a lot of great historical and modern day information, the trolley was very clean, and the Breakers was amazing both inside and outside.
star-4
Beautiful day for a trolley trip!
Amy_R, Jul 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
The trolley was super clean and air conditioned. Very comfortable. Troy the tour driver was both knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed learning about Newport and seeing The Breakers
star-5
I would recommend
Barbara_D, Aug 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Highly recommend this Trolley tour. Dominic was an amazing guide, one of the best we’ve ever had. The Breakers tour was well worth the upgrade. Trolley seats were not so comfy but it’s the same on most Trolleys.
star-5
Friendly, informative tour
Susan_K, Aug 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
The Viking Trolley Tour was interesting and enjoyable. Ray, our driver/guide, was a native of Newport (and a retired history teacher), and his knowledge and familial asides added to the information we learned while driving through this historic district of Newport. The "trolley" was cool and comfortable, and the timing for the Breakers tour was just right.
star-5
Mansions and Breakers tour
Penelope_S, Aug 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Had a great experience with the family. It was an informative tour with a great tour guide! The mansions were beautiful and the Breakers was breathtaking.
star-4
Quick visit to Mansions
Carolyne_H, Jul 2022
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
The Breakers and Marble House visit was too rushed. We had 1 hour in each which was not enough time. We spent 3 hours in Newport - really nice town but far too long. Consideration should be given to having longer to go around the houses, which after all is why I booked the tour.
star-5
Excellent overview of Newport!
Kim_F, Aug 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Fabulous overview of Newport. Our driver/tour guide was engaging, funny, and knowledgeable- made history come to life. We also really enjoyed our walk through of The Breakers as part of this tour.
star-5
Best way to soak up Newport History!
Suzanne_T, Aug 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and a lot of fun! The trolly is impeccably clean and is air conditioned, which was nice in a hot summer day. Highly recommended!
star-5
Tour the Mansions
Carol_W, Jul 2022
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Tony was a very informative driver. The bus was clean and comfortable. We learned alot about the beautiful mansion and it was awesome to see them. Great tour. We would highly recommend.
star-5
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.
star-4
Overall a good...
IstinaM, Aug 2022
Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission
Overall a good informative trip. Guide was very attentive and organized. A pleasant day. Would recommend
star-5
Trolly tour of the mansions
fara_l, Jul 2022
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
We knew planning our trip to Newport that we wanted to tour the mansions. We just assumed we'd drive to one, pay and go in, the day before we discovered this tour and it was 100% the BEST way to do it! We learned so much more about the whole area AND got to tour The Breakers! We loved it! Dominic was fantastic!
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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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