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Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was...more
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This is probably the most famous of all the mansions in Newport mostly because of the events that occurred here and the nature of the owners. Their lives were surrounded with so much turmoil and tumultuous stories of politics, perversion, greed, & narcissism fueled by...More
This ‘ cottage’ is arguably the most interesting and best presented of all on offer in Newport. Fascinating history of the Vanderbilts and the audio tour is so well done. Could not have enjoyed It more.
When I reviewed this is June, 2012, I gave Marble House a "3". After seeing it today, I am giving it a "5". First of all the audio devices have been vastly improved. Still not perfect, but not frustrating like they used to be. Although...More
This mansion, or cottage as the original owners called it, is probably one of the best to see if you only have time for one of these magnificent places places.
Especially if you are from the UK, the links with the Duke of Marlborough -...More