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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
Phone Number: +1 877-444-6777
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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See how the 1% lived (in the 1900s)

Lots of talk about halves and have nots; this is a real historical view of the gilded age and how they lived. Great historical insight, completely preserved estate is a gem. Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Westchester County, New York

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of talk about halves and have nots; this is a real historical view of the gilded age and how they lived. Great historical insight, completely preserved estate is a gem. Our National Park Service guide was outstanding (nice tour Mike!) You'll see the real living quarters in this "spring and fall cottage" of the Vanderbilt's and a view to... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went on December 4, it was free today with cider and cookies in the visitors center, freshly decorated for Christmas. It was an open house. The mansion was undergoing renovations. We were allowed in in groups. people were scattered around the mansion to answer questions. highly recommended great to learn of the gilded age and is a great family... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing view into the Vanderbilt's and the gilded age. You cannot see the entire mansion, but you get a nice glimpse of life as it was. Take note of the "globes" on either side of the dining room. there are only 7 like this know on the world. Your guide should explain this in more detail to you.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our family group of 10. Perfect mix of structured and unstructured tour. The mansion is really something to see and not to missed. Allow an hour to 90 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I felt under dressed! In the day I'm sure I would have been denied entry. Our very pleasant & well informed docent told us this was "casual" Vanderbilt entertaining women would only be expected to change clothes only 6 times a day! The visitors center that the tour begins at was built for the sole purpose so that the... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to visit as the tour guides enjoy explaining everything about this beautiful mansion and grounds. If you enjoy history and gorgeous architecture, this is a must see.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views of the Hudson are amazing as we had time before the next tour was going to start. Visited here in the late fall - can only imagine what the grounds and gardens look like in full season. Parking and walking the grounds is free but I would highly recommend taking the tour to learn the history of the... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vanderbilt Mansion sits on 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River and gives visitors an insight of how the wealthy lived at the turn of the 20th century. The Mansion, built around 1898, has 50 rooms and contains many of the homes original furnishings and the Park Service guides provide interesting insights into the history of the Mansion and the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend visiting and touring the house and spending time walking the grounds. The Fall colors were gorgeous looking over the Hudson. The park staff is very knowledgeable about the family and estate. Lots to learn!

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Main Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful home and gardens. We had run out of time to visit the Mansion, but enjoyed the extensive gardens, view of the Hudson and were able to take in the opulence of the mansion from the outside.

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