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The Breakers

97
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 5 publications
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#1 in Newport About the TripExpert Score

5 expert recommendations

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Full review →

This mansion is not only big but grand—be sure to look for the sculpted figures tucked above the pillars.
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Frommer's 34

If you have time to see only one of the cottages, make it this one. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. Full review →

Don't miss the Children's Cottage on the grounds.
11

Michelin Guide 55

Used as a summer retreat for the family of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Full review →

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One of the grandest of all the Newport “cottages” this 70-room mansion was owned by the Vanderbilt family, which had amassed its wealth in steamships and railroads Full review →

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