NEWPORT, RI (AP) – The Breakers are taking a break.
Newport County’s Preservation Society says it will close the famous Gilded Age mansion for three months starting Monday.
But there’s good news for mansion lovers – Marble House, a popular Newport travel destination and National Historic Landmark, which has been closed since last March due to the coronavirus pandemic, is reopening to visitors.
“We are delighted to welcome people back to this spectacular establishment and share its fascinating story,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO and Executive Director of the Preservation Society, in a statement.
Marble House was completed in 1892 as a summer home for William K. and Alva Vanderbilt of New York City. It was designed by famous architect Richard Morris Hunt with inspiration from the Petit Trianon in Versailles, France.
Hunt was also commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II to design The Breakers after it burned down in a fire in 1892. The renaissance style Italian mansion was completed in 1895.
The Breakers are slated to reopen by May 28, Coxe said.
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