Cornelius Vanderbilt Mansion
Newport, Rhode Island
Built in 1895, it is situated on Ochre Point Ave., off Bellevue Ave., sometimes referred to as "Mansion Row". It faces famous "Cliff Walk" and offers a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean. the symmetry of design, opulence and lavish use of alabaster, marble, mosaics, and antique woods makes a visit to this Newport mansion something that will be long remembered.
The Morning Room
The Morning Room, designed by Van der Boyen and fashioned in France, features Italian Renaissance paintings of eight of the muses done in oil on silver leaf. "The Breakers", built for Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895, is opened to visitors under the auspices of The Preservation Society of Newport. Guided tours - Admission charge.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall rises over forty-five feet through two full floors. The grand staircase divides at the landing and rises in a graceful sweep to the upper level. "The Breakers", built for Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895, is opened to visitors under the auspices of The Preservation Society of Newport. Guided Tours - Admission charge.