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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. Arrange to visit Marble House and other attractions in Newport using our Newport tourist route planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    After visiting the Breakers and good sound here in Marble House or marble is ubiquitous. There also we were able to make the visit in french with audio guides. We particularly enjoyed the anecdotes about the lives of the people including staff, who was still badly housed.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Again, as with others old mansions of Newport, the audioguide is perfect. It comes in many languages. You have a lot of informations to understand several aspects of life by the time it was build. A m...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This was our last stop of our mansion tour and I'm glad we saved the best for last. The Marble House may be overlooked by the more popular Breakers, but is absolutely the most breathtaking. I consider...  more »
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  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    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
  • June 20, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful mansion. The staff is friendly and helpful. The audio tour is educational but doesn't drag on.
  • May 27, 2017
    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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