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Vanderbilt Museum

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We had a great night here with friends. We toured the grounds—it was a beautiful night, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lollygal
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New York City, New York
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Fantastic way to spend day at this place.

Took my kids to this place and couldn't be more excited to spend a few hours at this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
annalzubarev
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New York City, New York
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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About
The Vanderbilt Museum is located on the 43-acre waterfront estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His “Eagle’s Nest” mansion is itself a museum that preserves a privileged way of life from America’s...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721-1145
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited the Vanderbilt home and museum in Centerport NY in late May. At the time we were there several portions of the building was under construction limiting the areas you could visit. However, much of it was still open for business. We didn't see...More

6  Thank Califdan69
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Let's get the good stuff out of the way. The grounds are pretty, the views are pretty, that's all good. The museum is just so-so. It's not a bad way to spend a couple of hours and I'm glad you get the chance to pay...More

4  Thank ibadger
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great night here with friends. We toured the grounds—it was a beautiful night, and attended the laser light show. It was a very fun time.

Thank lollygal
Daniel J, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the review! What can we do better to earn that 5 out of 5 rating?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my kids to this place and couldn't be more excited to spend a few hours at this mansion/museum. Introducing your kids to a history would be a perfect way with this place. Not only this museum has lots of history to see and hear...More

Thank annalzubarev
DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Vanderbilt Museum is absolutely beautiful. The people who work there are so knowledgeable and friendly. We were disappointed because we missed the last guided tour of the day. The times of the tours were not listed on the website. Regardless, we had a wonderful...More

1  Thank TeresaS1594
DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review Teresa!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

There is a guided tour of the mansion which takes about half an hour. Filled with facts about the family. The grounds are beautiful and you could walk down a steep hill to be close to the harbor/marina. There is also a wonderful exhibit hall...More

Thank Charles S
DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review Charles! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2018

I brought my 6 and 4yr old grandsons here. They enjoyed the show! For that age there was a lot of walking but once they got to the museums they liked them! For me, the grounds and scenery were beautiful and well kept. We were...More

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DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you all back here soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

PROS: former Vanderbilt estate on the water is a beautiful setting for classic cars CONS: can’t think of one Throwback estate that is so large, impressive and grandiose ...... That only a Vanderbilt or Rockefeller could have owned it back in the day. I’m grateful...More

Thank John0508
DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review John! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Took my family to the Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum and Planetarium on Labor Day weekend. It was an enjoyable and educational experience. This was my first time here since a 3rd grade class trip back in 1978. Some things have changed. Some for the better and...More

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DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The Vanderbilt museum and planetarian has been a nice place for years. Beautiful scenery, nice staff well kept grounds. We were there Saturday August 25th with family, and I fell on an incline with cobblestones. I’m lucky I’m not really injured, but my elbow is...More

1  Thank ConcettaG10
DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Concetta. We are sorry to hear that you fell while visiting the Vanderbilt Museum. If you have not yet filled out an Incident Report, we suggest that you do. If you would like to do that, we will e-mail you...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The summer home of the Vanderbilt’s has a lot to offer. There are tours of the house, or general admission self tours (we took this option). The views from the back of the house to the bay are not to be missed. There are a...More

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DanielJ6309, Social Media Coordinator at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review Jason! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It’s our second time here to bring some of our friends who visited New York for weekend getaway and to be entertained by a historical place like this with its beautiful views.

Thank Jun J
Daniel J, Social Media at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Jun, Thank you for returning for a second visit and for bringing friends with you! Can you tell us why you only gave us a 3 out of 5 review? Is there something you think we can be doing better? Kind Regards.

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Response from James Z | Reviewed this property |
Usually the shows last about an hour....for time schedules, I would recommend that you visit their website..{.I installed the website link but posting guidelines prevent me from doing so when I clicked answer } ...once you... More
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No u can’t but I would ask there are exceptions
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes- 1 hour. But you can tour the grounds at you leisure. And there is a planetarium and a small natural history museum also.
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