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Newport: Mansions and Fascinating History

Newport was known during its early 1900s heyday as the place where the wealthiest people in the world had their summer "cottages", which were actually the spectacular mansions still there today. Touring those mansions is a must for any Newport visitor, and an excellent way to get a feel for the rich history of the area. The Cornelius Vanderbilt home, The Breakers, is considered the most opulent, but any of the mansions on the tour are well worth the time."