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Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was...more
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The mansion tour is well worth it. I always heard about the mansions, but never had interest because I thought they were just rich peoples daily homes, I did not realize these are historic homes. Well worth it. Can't wait to go back for the...More
The Marble House is a must see if you see the Breakers. The Breakers was created to one-up the Marble house since the Vanderbilt wives did not like each other. The cost of seeing more mansions is $12 + the value of the Breakers. The...More
$7m worth of 500,000 cubic feet of marble apparently! The 9th Duchess of Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt enjoyed her childhood summer holidays there! Designed by Richard Morris Hunt inspired by Petit Trianon, Versailles.
We went to Marble House on the last day of our Newport trip with friends. Though the day was gloomy and rainy, inside the house was warm, brightly lit and simply beautiful. Even though the Breakers is larger and a great first choice for visiting...More
We arrived in Newport, Rhode Island hoping to see quite a few of the Vanderbilt mansions, but we departed the cruise ship too late to take more than one venue. However, seeing the beautiful Marble House was a real treat and one that should be...More
Except for Breakers, this was one of the most interesting homes. A monumental effort on the part of The selfish Mrs. Vanderbilt went into building and furnishing the home, to only be used 6 weeks out of the year and shortly after building it she...More
Absolutely exquisite! Marble House is another Vanderbilt masterpiece. Although not as large as the Breakers, Marble House definitely has its own charm & beauty.
There is a convenient, free parking lot across the street from the property so you don’t have to worry about additional...More