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Marble House, Newport

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See the opulence of the Gilded Age at Marble House. The mansion was finished in 1892 as a summer house for New York millionaire William K. Vanderbilt and his wife, Alva, one of America's leading suffragettes. It was one of the first examples of Beaux Arts architecture in United States; its front colonnade is often compared to the one on the White House. The interior features different styles, from French Baroque to Gothic Revival, and an array of exquisite materials, such as Siena and Nubian marble, bronze, gold, and velvet. Every step of the way, you'll encounter lavish furniture, paintings, and ornaments. Alva's personal favorite was the Chinese-inspired tea house. An audio tour is available, and it allows you to explore the house at your own pace. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Newport holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Marble House and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 110000 dollars for construction of a $ 70000 devoted to the purchase of marble and very luxurious, built mansion. Visited at the end of a luxurious mansion tour, so I again Dunhuang Navigator and I was able to visit fun, ask such a man was a little bit tired of Interior is good to talk of the tour at the resident millionaire who. I think the tour is in English, but information of Japan could accept, so it will be tour helpful and good.
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  • That this house (1892) originally was owned and designed by Alva Vanderbilt shows in the way her love for France is recognizable in almost every room. Most parts of this beautiful mansion look even on...  more »
  • Worth a visit for those who like old Mansions, history etc. Gorgeous architecture, beautiful gardens, shops of souvenirs. Have good structure and care for those who don't speak good English, with equipment that allow you to walk through each room listening in your language the history of each place. For those who want a bit of history is a pleasant stroll is worth knowing.
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  • Absolutely gorgeous. Inside and outside of the house is worth seeing. The Chinese Tea House and water views in the back are great. Save yourself time and buy tickets beforehand.
  • This place is amazing to look at especially during the holidays. The self guided audio tours are easy to use and tell you just as much as you need to hear and more if you want to hear it.
  • Long story short. Not all of the walls are marble! Almost Marble House is a nice view into the lives of the rich before ac was invented.
  • Marble House is the most rococo of all the Newport homes. It also has a beautiful Chinese tea house overlooking the ocean. Easy access parking. When you enter the home, they offer you ready-to-use tablets, which make it nice as you walk through the house at your own pace. The home takes roughly 60-90 minutes to cover.
  • Amazing place to visit. The mansion is incredible inside and they give you your own headphones and audio player for a guided tour. There's really interesting facts and stories for most rooms, making them even more enjoyable to tour. The ocean view from the backyard is worth the visit by itself.

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