Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park

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Experience America's Gilded Age at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, a classic example of Beaux-Arts architecture on the banks of the Hudson that offers views of the Catskills and thick forests. On your tour of the opulent interior, you'll see gilded furniture, carved wooden columns, and early 20th-century decor. Leave time to wander through the Italian gardens. The mansion is large, and you'll walk up more than 100 steps as you explore, so wear comfortable shoes. Our Hyde Park trip itinerary maker makes visiting Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and other Hyde Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This place is unbelievable! Even under construction it is worth the visit. Sure, much of the furniture is covered and some of the rooms are not accessible, but my wife and I were amazed none the less....  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This would possibly have gotten 5 stars if it the estate and some of the grounds were not under heavy restoration. Given that state I could have given it three, but: The park service expects the renov...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Mansion is currently under renovation so all the furniture is covered. Wallpaper and tapestries are still on the walls. Also, due to renovations tour does not include the master bedrooms. The tour gui...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful grounds. Nice day stroll through the woods, on the paved pathways, through the garden, and even down to the river. Plenty of grass areas to have a picnic or sun bathe. There are also picnic tables. Pet friendly too! Amazing views.
  • June 4, 2017
    The mansion is nice to tour, and the grounds are even more spectacular! From the bridge that spans the creek at the entryway, to the gardens, and the view overlooking the Hudson River, it is gorgeous. I've visited many times and try to get back once a year. Highly recommend visiting in the fall!
  • June 5, 2017
    Beautiful house and grounds full of history and charm. The guided tour is a must to truly understand the people and times they lived in. Dmitri was incredibly knowledgeable and funny too. A great guide and place to visit.
  • June 5, 2017
    I love visiting places like this to see what life was like back in the "old days." Truly amazing is all I can say. The house & grounds are beautiful.
  • June 13, 2017
    A great place for a picnic. Just remember that it closes at sunset. The mansion is currently under construction but is still open for tours.

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