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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” (129 reviews)
“hudson river” (113 reviews)
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119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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"gilded age"
in 129 reviews
"vanderbilt mansion"
in 137 reviews
"hudson river"
in 113 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 20 reviews
"downton abbey"
in 20 reviews
"other half"
in 15 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 52 reviews
"spring and fall"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 42 reviews
"third floor"
in 11 reviews
"the national park service"
in 43 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"under construction"
in 14 reviews
"great tour"
in 30 reviews
"open to the public"
in 11 reviews
"down the road"
in 13 reviews
"original furnishings"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gilded age in America. It is a fantasy to many of us. How did the aristocracy live? Fredrick Vanderbilt’s home, while modest in comparison is more than an average citizen could imagine. The grounds are lovely and easy to navigate. Obtaining a ticket to...More

Thank KLTraveler128
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Marge, a NPS employee, is in a job she loves--and it shows. I could have listened to her stories for hours. She knows the history but she tells the story of the Vanderbilts and explains the Gilded Age and how they showed their wealth in...More

Thank hqueeniew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great home to tour. Have been here several times and it never gets old. Grounds are a treasure & well maintained.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Hyde Park is a lovely drive with much to do and see. We enjoyed a ranger guided tour of this mansion on a beautiful day. She told some good anecdotes to bring history to life. Then we walked to the formal gardens...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there early and was on the first tour.....and our guide was one of the best I have ever seen. She knew so much and presented it in such an interesting way. This house is beautiful and what a view of the Hudson River....More

Thank Lena L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fdr talked surviving Vanderbilt to donate to park service. We have seen Vanderbilt mansions in Newport and taken the audio tour. The ranger tour was less informing but alot if fun. The house and grounds are having some renovations which detract a little. Beautiful property...More

Thank Ronpariser
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful landscapes with amazing views, perfect for a casual walk and taking pictures! Unfortunately the mansion was closed due to repairs being done - day was gorgeous as it was so we didn't mind it.

Thank Autumn1217
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place reminds US about The Glory days OF that era. The wealth involved during The glorious time and opulence OF The rich and famous. The House is awesome and well built and designed. A small castle indeed. The view and size OF The estate...More

Thank Gene P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vanderbilt Mansion is a great piece of architecture and really shows how the "other half" lived at that time period. The opulence is incredible. Well worth the visit and our guide was interesting and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The house was spectacular but I have to say Mike our tour guide made the day.He was funny, VERY knowledgeable,and easy to follow. He gathered everyone easily despite the large group we were. This is the smallest of the Vanderbilt mansions we have toured, but...More

1  Thank LongIslandGiirl
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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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