Our new audio Marble House Children’s Tour is designed for children under 13, and introduces kids to the great house from a unique and whimsical perspective. A professional voice actor plays the role of Marble House – Alva Vanderbilt’s fourth child – guiding visitors from room to room, telling stories in a friendly voice while introducing various characters along the way, like Apollo the Sun God, bragging about his curly hair. Hear the Vanderbilt children laughing as they speak French during lunch in the dining room. Enjoy the music of angels entertaining a collection of unlikely neighbors, including a lobster and a dragon. Listen to a news boy excitedly yell “EXTRA,” as he sells newspapers featuring a breaking story about Marble House during its construction.
More Tours, Events & Exhibitions
10:30am and 2:30pm
Explore the underground systems that made this great house a marvel of technology for its time.
Saturdays & Sundays
multiple times daily
Who are the French kings and Greek gods depicted on the walls? Why is the Gothic Room so ... Gothic? Hear all the details of this spectacular house, and stories of the people who lived and worked there, from one of our expert guides.
January 26 – March 2, 2023
Learn about the historical set locations of Julian Fellowes’ “The Gilded Age” on HBO; African American designers and dressmakers who created the garments worn by privileged Newporters; cocktails that were all the rage in the Gilded Age; and the music that brought elegance and beauty to the soundtrack of the period.
February 9, 2023
Who were the designers and dressmakers who skillfully created garments for privileged Newporters in the past?
February 20 – 24, 2023
10:30am – 12:00pm
Story Time at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House is a celebration of the winter season!
February 23, 2023
The Gilded Age was also the “Golden Age of Cocktails,” when discriminating palates discovered the delights of new concoctions that became the classic cocktails of today: the Martini, Manhattan, Old-Fashioned and more. Get the story from the author of “Gilded Age Cocktails.”
March 2, 2023
Step back in time to experience live music the Gilded Age way.
Starting April 1, 2023
See and hear how the other half lived as you take the Servant Life Tour at The Elms. This tour will highlight the stories of some of the men and women who worked to service the social whirl of Newport during the Gilded Age.