A New Underground Tour - Never-Before-Seen!
Explore the underground tunnel, boiler room and basement of The Breakers!
Descend the staircase from the caretaker's cottage to the vast underground boiler room, and see the massive boilers that helped to power this great house.
Walk through the hidden underground tunnel and enter the basement, where you'll get a close up look at the cutting edge construction techniques, electrical and plumbing systems of more than a century ago, and their modern counterparts.
Based on research by Preservation Society staff and period documents, including daily journals that were kept by The Breakers' chief engineer, the tour shares with visitors how the house changed with the times as domestic technology evolved through the Gilded Age and into the 20th century.
Guided tours are offered every 30 minutes, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tour space is limited and advance reservations required.
Admission: Preservation Society members $20, general public $25, children 6-17, $10.
This is an underground experience in a historic structure. You will pass through some enclosed spaces. This tour is not handicapped accessible. Comfortable, flat shoes are recommended.
Read about how the City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket School Department played an important role in making the Beneath The Breakers Tour possible, in this February 16, 2017 article from the Pawtucket Times.