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. Plan to visit Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site during your Hyde Park vacation using our convenient Hyde Park itinerary planning tool .
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  • the house is under renovations and the furniture has been removed or covered. the grounds are very pretty. it is a national park so use your pass.  more »
  • We came to the mansion and were a little disappointed that we could not see the whole place because of the reconstruction. It was nice to be able to take photos, just not with a flash. The grounds are...  more »
  • We visited the mansion at the end of October on a rainy day. I was disappointed that the mansion was undergoing a major face lift. Most of the furniture was covered and we were not abel to see the Van...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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