Saturday, October 8, 2011

US2011 - The Breakers

The Breakers or Breakers Mansion is a Vanderbilt mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.



Listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1994, it is now the most-visited attraction in Rhode Island with approximately 300,000 visitors annually.



Constructed between 1893 and 1895 at a cost of more than $12 million, The Breakers was built as a summer home for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family.



Due to their excessive wealth, this 70-room mansion with approximately 65,000 square feet of living space is only one of their “summer cottages”.



Since photography is not allowed inside the mansion, you can have a sneak peak of the interiors in the Wiki page.



And for those who are interested, they can also visit the other eleven Newport Mansions managed by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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