7 Historic Sites for 'Gilded Age' Enthusiasts


A grand mansion built for the Vanderbilt family, showcasing luxurious interiors and stunning ocean views.

The Breakers (Newport, Rhode Island)


A sprawling mansion with magnificent gardens, constructed for the Vanderbilt family and featuring impressive architecture.

Biltmore Estate (Asheville, North Carolina)


The former residence of renowned author Mark Twain, offering a glimpse into his life and the cultural milieu of the Gilded Age.

The Mark Twain House (Hartford, Connecticut)


A meticulously restored mansion that reflects the extravagant lifestyle of the Gilded Age in Chicago.

The Driehaus Museum (Chicago, Illinois)


Now known as the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, it was once the opulent home of industrialist Andrew Carnegie.

The Carnegie Mansion (New York City)


Another lavish mansion in Newport, built for the Vanderbilt family and known for its exquisite marble exterior.

The Marble House (Newport, Rhode Island)


A stunning estate with expansive gardens, showcasing the grandeur of the Gilded Age on the West Coast.

The Filoli Historic House and Garden (Woodside, California)

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