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A dragon in the dining room and a dolphin under the stairs – this tour will introduce children to this Gilded Age mansion from a unique and fun perspective.
Visit The Breakers from the comfort of your own home
Based on personal diaries, letters, records and oral histories, The Breakers audio tour offers first-person accounts of life in the house from members of the family, servants and their children.
The Breakers was built by America’s pre-eminent architect for one of the richest families in the world.Learn more about The Breakers
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Richard Morris Hunt
Brick faced with Indiana limestone
Ownership transferred to the Preservation Society
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.