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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
+1 845-229-7770
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gilded age” (135 reviews)
“hudson river” (113 reviews)
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LOCATION
119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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+1 845-229-7770
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"gilded age"
in 135 reviews
"vanderbilt mansion"
in 141 reviews
"hudson river"
in 113 reviews
"downton abbey"
in 20 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 21 reviews
"other half"
in 15 reviews
"spring and fall"
in 11 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 52 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 43 reviews
"third floor"
in 11 reviews
"the national park service"
in 45 reviews
"under renovation"
in 17 reviews
"great tour"
in 31 reviews
"open to the public"
in 11 reviews
"original furnishings"
in 15 reviews
"national historic site"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds, trees, & view of the Hudson were wonderful. The mansion was a bit disappointing. The paint/plaster are crumbling in places; it’s an old home & that’s expected. But I also expected furniture, and some rooms had no furniture or furniture covered in white...More

Thank Nova1994
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't take the house tour because there was no AC and it was over 90 degrees the day we visited. The fee charged by the NPS is to tour the house. However, touring the grounds and seeing the outside of the house is free....More

Thank Tribe93
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only made a short trip to the gardens and the outside of the mansion but it was worth the effort. The mansion is stunning, hard to believe it was a 'part time' home. The gardened are extensive and well laid out. We were glad...More

Thank Kath S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good NPS docent. Take the guided tour. The a/c was out and had been out for a couple of weeks so access to the second floor was restricted. B

Thank 7034lithopolis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the mansion recently. And I have to tell you if you’re lucky enough to get Demetri, one of the National Park rangers, as your tour guide you are in for a treat. He had a distinct knack for story telling. He engaged the...More

1  Thank tdetzi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a National Park Service Pass so my admission was free. But for those who don't, I am sure that it is not worth $10 unless you are interested how the rich people lived. This property is next door to the FDR home, library,...More

Thank cruiser1979
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much smaller that other Vanderbilt Estates (Biltmore), this estate is a National Historic Site not because of it's historical significance, but because of the arboretum associated with it!

Thank TallulahKBT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful area! Walking grounds and gardens were refreshing and beautiful! Grab a picnic lunch and relax!

Thank Benjamin M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Vanderbilt mansion was one of 48 that the grandchildren of Commodore Vanderbilt build during the Gilded Age of America-roughly from the 1880's to the Great Depression. It is also one of the smallest. Which is so hard to believe. This is a beautiful home....More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Photos of this mansion can't do it justice. The enormity of the rooms, the decor, and the information provided by our extremely knowledgeable guide made this trip memorable. This tour is free if you have the National Parks Annual Pass. They also have a NHS...More

1  Thank TaleofGenji
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hqueeniew
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Response from MaesReview | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets on the day.
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cathy243
19 November 2017|
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Response from cerveza930 | Reviewed this property |
no. scaffolding is gone and restoration beautiful.
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28 February 2017|
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Response from Eugene W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can. We did.
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