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Marble House, Newport
(4.7/5 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 a must see during the Christmas season. Marble House is one of three mansions decorated for the season. Do yourself a favor and see all three. 
  • We visited here on the Winter Passport from the Preservation Society package. What a great value! The self-guided tour on the ipad was really a joy. At this time of year, the crowds were absent - tour...  more »
  • Visit the mansions for the holidays, you will not be disappointed. The Marble House was beautifully decorated. Enjoy the audio tour, it adds so much more to your experience. 
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  • Wow. Wow. Beautiful and extravagant. Always incredible how the super wealthy lived back in the day. Worth it to visit. We love the Newport mansions.
  • The house is so impressive! I didn't go to any other house around, but this one shouldn't disappoint you in any way. Make sure you come here early and give it at least 2 hours. Go out to the back to enjoy the view of bay, but it can get a bit windy sometimes.
  • 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**
  • Another amazing 'cottage' home of the Vanderbilt's. Luxury and opulence beyond the imagination. Well worth the 40 minute self guided tour.
  • 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.