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The Breakers Third Floor Preservation in Progress Tour

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The Breakers 44 Ochre Point Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Daily 3:30 pm*
  • Starts June 24.
  • Maximum of 10 people per tour.
  • Please have your ticket scanned in The Breakers entrance foyer. The tour begins in the Gentlemen's Reception Room nearby.
  • To receive the membership discount, members must log in at as a member or call (401) 847-1000, ext. 111.
  • Tour is approximately 1 hour long.
  • $25 Non-member, adult
  • $20 Preservation Society member, adult
  • $10 Youth ages 6-12
This is a true upstairs/downstairs tour. You will climb 85 stairs and descend 95 stairs and must stay together as a group. There is no elevator available for public use to or from the third floor.

Please note

*June 24 - October 14, 3:30 pm
October 15 - January 1, 2025, 1:30 pm

The Breakers Third Floor Preservation in Progress Tour is a limited, guide-led experience of private bedrooms, bathrooms and recreational spaces used by the Vanderbilt family and household staff for more than a century.

But it’s also much more than that. Visitors will witness preservation work in action, as the research, planning and physical work to restore these spaces is taking place right now. You’ll see floors and walls that have been restored and others that have been left untouched to show the effects of time and the elements. You’ll see décor from the 1890s, 1940s and later, reflecting the family’s changing uses of the third floor. This is a much different experience than the standard Breakers tour, and we hope guests will appreciate the Vanderbilt family legacy like never before.

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