Located in Newport, Rhode Island, the Breakers is one of the large and extravagant estates that the area is known for.
The 70 room mansion was built in 1895 for the Vanderbilt family, and the home and gardens cover 14 acres overlooking the Atlantic. Visitors can tour much of the mansion today, including the library, great hall, ornate bedrooms and billiards room, designed in the style of ancient Rome.
Just as impressive are the gardens, which offer stunning views out to sea and contain several imported tree species, including the African cedar, as well as flowering shrubs such as rhododendron and laurel.Places nearby:
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