Marble House
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596 Bellevue Ave.

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Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Though the most well-known historic home in the area is The Breakers mansion, another must-see property by the Cliff Walk is the Marble House. Like The Breakers, the Marble House was originally owned by the Vanderbilt family. However, unlike its famous counterpart, this grand home was inspired by Versailles' Petit Trianon building and was named for the 500,000 cubic feet of marble used in its design.

Previous visitors raved about the Marble House's stunning water views and lavish interior. Although some found tour prices to be a bit high, many noted that discounted entrance fees are provided when purchasing a bundled two- or five-house tour ticket.

The Marble House sits along Bellevue Avenue approximately 2 miles south of central Newport. Drivers can park for free at the on-site parking lot, while travelers without a car can use the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's No. 67 trolley. From May 21 to Nov. 5, the Marble House opens daily at 10 a.m. and offers its last tour at 5 p.m. Between Nov. 6 and Jan. 1, the property gives its last tour at 4 p.m.

A standard one-house ticket, which can be used for the Marble House, costs $15.99 per adult and $6.99 for children ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and younger can tour the mansion for free. For additional savings, travelers can purchase a two- or five-house ticket. Two-house tickets cost $25.99 for adults and $7.99 for children, while five-house tickets will set adults back $32.99. Youth five-house tickets are $11 each. No expiration dates apply for tickets, so travelers can visit as many homes as their tickets allow within one day or on multiple days. All tickets include access to the mansion's restrooms and gift shop, plus a self-guided audio tour. Visit The Preservation Society of Newport County's official website for more information about the Marble House.

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