The Northeast portion of United States has many amazing places to visit. Especially, the area south of Providence Rhode Island. If you are ever planning a trip to Providence, you definitely need to entertain a visit to Newport.
Newport is right on the Atlantic Ocean and has amazing views of some of the most amazing houses in the country they are steeped which in history and culture.
One such place that we have had the privilege of visiting years ago was The Breakers. This is a Vanderbilt mansion that was built in 1892. After fire and some other damage it has stood test of time.
It was added as a national historic landmark in 1994 and is currently owned and managed by the Preservation Society of Newport County.
It was actually built as a summer home for Cornelius Vanderbilt II. It is actually funny to say that because it is a 70 room mansion with over 62,000 ft.² of living space broken up over five floors. The house is self covers about an acre of ground and is literally on the cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean. A friend who runs Purity Hair Design has spoken highly of her experience & has gone a few times with her husband, raving each time!
It is an architectural and social archetype of the “gilded age” period of our history when many industrialists of the United States built large homes. Today, it is one of the top attractions in Rhode Island getting almost 400,000 visitors anyway.
If you are visiting the area this is a definite must stop for you and your friends or family. Plan to spend many hours on the tour because there is much to see and experience. You can even walk along the trail to view many of the other homes built during the Industrial Age.
If you are a history buff, you’ll get an amazing education for all the information available about the history of this amazing place. This is a truly beautiful place, one we definitely plan to go back to and visit again in the near future!