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Marble House

Built 1892National Historic Landmark

William Vanderbilt built Marble House as a 39th birthday present for his wife, Alva. It was a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent Gilded Age mansions.

Plan your visit

Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Marble House is partially accessible with elevator in service

Things to Do

Interested in a group tour?

Special rates available for groups of 20 or more adults and 10 or more students.

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Audio tours are self-guided using our free audio tour app

Visitors must bring their own smart device with earbuds/headsets and download the free Newport Mansions tour app before your visit. Printed scripts are available at most mansions and staff appreciate your questions.

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The Gilded Age comes alive at Marble House through engaging audio tours. Hear about how the Duke of Marlborough met his future Duchess, Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of America’s dollar princesses.

Learn more about Marble House
  • Original Builder

    Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt

  • Construction Dates


  • Architect

    Richard Morris Hunt

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