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Marble House, Newport

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Marble House and other attractions in Newport using our Newport tourist route planner.
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  • This is just a cottage! Well worth a visit the audio guide was excellent for describing how the Vanderbilts spared no expense to make their summer pad the best in the world. 
  • A must see mansion, both for architecture and the vast amount of marble used. As usual an excellent audio touted lasting about 40 mins with much more information if you can spare the additional tine. 
  • An an American castle ! Built by the Vanderbuilt family worth seeing if your in the area ! Household staff was 30+ 
  • Absolutely beautiful mansion. My favorite out of the mansions in the area. **To save money, buy a tour for 5 even if you are not going to see them all**
  • My Significant Other got me to go here and I thought it would be a big yawn. Turned out to be really interesting. Amazing art, good audio tour (although confusing to use - ask the staff how to navigate the device) and amazing building. The building is really a work of art. Glad I went. They were renovating the Tea House when we visited. I will probably return to check out the Tea House and walk through the Marble House again.
  • This is nice big house(Manson). Each room was unique but this Manson is comparatively smaller than the Breakers. Backyard has beautiful view. Audio tour is included in entry fee and its good. Multiple entries are allowed. Staff is good polite look like they are part of conservation society so they do care about property.
  • Simply amazing mansion. it is one of the best in the town. Also sea facing garden gives you great view. The Chinese room on the corner of graden gives you chance to click some awesome pics for your memories...
  • Another amazing 'cottage' home of the Vanderbilt's. Luxury and opulence beyond the imagination. Well worth the 40 minute self guided tour.
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