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Marble House, Newport

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Newport
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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  • Kich! Kich of primary capital accumulation! All in gold and a complete set of all architectural decisions for 500 years in one House. But look interesting)))
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  • This was our favorite of all the mansions we visited. Absolutely beautiful! Original furniture and interesting tidbits on the self guided tour.  more »
  • This was one of four mansions we visited while in Newport. They have a good package deal to see the different houses and they provide headphones with audio at no additional cost.  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I had a great time at the marble house. We went on a rainy day, so it was nice to be inside. The house is absolutely gorgeous and the history behind the house is really cool. If you have never been to the marble house and you are in Newport please go see the mansions. It will be a great experience.
  • It's a beautiful stop on the cliff walk. Part of the mansion is open to public. Self guided Tour with recording device. Love the gift shop and the ginormous garden.
  • Decent guided tour. You'd get a phone and headphones to hear description about all the rooms and areas. Worth the money. Ticket is 17$ unless you've membership/passes. You can reuse the ticket next time for a minimal fee
  • Absolutely beautiful mansion. The staff is friendly and helpful. The audio tour is educational but doesn't drag on.
  • Beautiful home, very opulent, easy accommodations for the moving impaired. Loved the tour using the touchscreen. It has a good map and the side stories are easy to accesd. Took just over an hour with side stories.

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