Marble House

Marble House
596 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-847-1000
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Created by Alva Vanderbilt and architect Richard Morris Hunt in 1892, and inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles, Marble House contains 500,000 cubic feet of marble. Intended as an ultimate statement of Gilded Age privilege, only a few years later it hosted Alva's "Votes for Women" rallies on the back lawn. Hear the words of Alva Vanderbilt, her daughter Consuelo and many more, brought to life in an award-winning audio tour. The Harold S. Vanderbilt Memorial Room features yachting trophies and memorabilia. There is a Chinese Teahouse (1913-1914) on the grounds. Decorated for Christmas in late November and December. Open daily year-round except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Museum Store.

Handicap Accessible or Service No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed No Alcohol Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: Newport County
Guide Category: Heritage- Mansions & Historic Homes
Access: Complete wheelchair access (H)
Discounts: AAA, Military
Method of Payment: Cash, Debit, Major credit cards, Personal checks, Travelers checks
Parking: Parking free
Restrictions: Alcohol prohibited, No pets, Smoke free facility
Heritage Federal Registry: National Historic Landmark
Heritage Preservation Society ownership: PSNC
Heritage Seasonality: Open year-round
Tours Seasonality: Open year-round
Groups - Comp policy: Driver, Escort
Groups - Parking: Motor coach available

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