The Breakers

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 5 publications
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5 expert recommendations


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.

Frommer's 34

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


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.

Michelin Guide 55

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



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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