125th Anniversary

The Breakers celebrates 125 years of hospitality

Celebrating 125 years of hospitality

Founded by Henry M. Flagler, one of America’s great industrialists, The Breakers’ story is one of endurance and evolution. 

Considered an architectural triumph, the oceanfront resort originally debuted in 1896, then reopened twice after major fires in 1903 and 1925. Decade by decade, it played host to the glitterati and cemented the seaside glamour that is now so central to Palm Beach culture.

Today, that same sensibility remains, modernized to meet the needs of our contemporary guests. With an average of $25 million invested annually to preserve our landmark property, The Breakers has prevailed as one of just over 1,000 family-owned businesses in the U.S. that is over 100 years old and still under its original ownership.

Take a peek at our history.

Ready for a getaway? Start planning with our list of 125 Things To Do at The Breakers...





Teach the kids how to dunk at our outdoor basketball court

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Once you stay, you'll understand

Founded on the sands of Palm Beach in 1896, the resort has been recognized as one of the longest, continuously operating businesses in the state of Florida.