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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
596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Rawbeeb
Reviewed 5 days ago

This "cottage" offers a breathtaking amount of marble, and the house feels intimate for such a large space. Well worth seeing if you're touring the mansions.

Thank HeatherM11
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 1 week ago

$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.

Thank martinsupernova
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank macdent2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Dave46033
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very worthwhile to visit the Marble House. Take time out (about 40 minutes) through the audio guided tour and really experience this place. Really beautiful and well preserved.

Thank 791markv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaudy and ridiculous and a pathetic use of money, It's pretty much a must-see to see how family members with too much money try to out do each other lol. Nice audio tour.

Thank Holly T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Coastal827128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank ImAlwaysAdventuring
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and a good one
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Response from Debra M | Reviewed this property |
The 5 mansion pass is the way to go - Free parking for all the mansions.
4 September 2016|
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Response from Barbara F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of parking across the street!
23 July 2016|
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Response from rhodeislandbrunette | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator. Yes
23 March 2016|
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Response from dl b | Reviewed this property |
I took out a membership as I plan to return to the area this summer...Well worth it...as it also gives a discount on purchases.