Lyndhurst, also known as the Jay Gould estate, is a Gothic Revival country house that sits in its own 67acre park beside the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York about one-half mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on US 9.This house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.HistoryDesigned in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, the house has been owned by New York City mayor William Paulding, Jr., merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. In 1961, Gould's daughter Anna Gould donated it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is now open to the public.The house was first named "Knoll", although critics quickly dubbed it "Paulding's Folly" because of its unusual design that includes fanciful turrets and asymmetrical outline. Its limestone exterior was quarried at Sing Sing in present day Ossining, New York.The second owner, Merritt, doubled the house's size in 1864-1865 and renamed it "Lyndenhurst" for the estate's linden trees. His new north wing added an imposing four-story tower, new porte-cochere (the old one was reworked as a glass-walled vestibule) and a new dining room, two bedrooms, and servants' quarters.For Lyndhurst and beyond, use our Tarrytown itinerary planner to get the most from your Tarrytown vacation.
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This is a wonderful place for the entire family or just on your own! Theatrical presentations at the Castle offer a different glimpse into the Castle than a traditional tour, so I would recommend goin... more »
Ein schönes Schlösschen in einem schönen Park, sehenswert ist auch der Blick. Schauen Sie sich im Netz die Öffnungszeiten an, bevor Sie kommen more »A beautiful castle in a beautiful park, the view is worth a visit. Get the opening hours in the network, before you get
We so much enjoyed the tour of the Lyndhurst castle. It is fantastic. Our tourguide was great. He knew so many vool storues and gave us time to explore the house. It was really cool. The price is tota... more »
Really nice grounds and manor. It was our second visit, this time for the Halloween Murder Mystery - it was really good. Most of the actors were amazing. We'd highly recommend it. They had also spooky installations throughout the grounds on the may to the mansion. Plus there were some quite entertaining sculptures. Minus one star - I wish it was a bit cheaper, especially for little kids.
Went on the tour with my wife. I needed to step out into the foyer for literally a minute. I was told if I left I would not be permitted back in and she stood there trying to collect my lanyard. Very unprofessional and not how to deal with a paying customer. We were literally 5 minutes into the tour. It was no interruption to our very small group or a problem whatsoever. She made it far more of a deal then it really was. My request easily could have been accommodated. Zero stars.
Great place to spend a few hours or a day. 60+ acres to walk around plus a Hudson River trail off the grounds. My wife and I toured the mansion. It was $18 per person and took about an hour. Guide was very informative and answered all questions. One of only a few mansions left from millionaire row on the Hudson. The bowling house was neat too see and the greenhouse was first of its kind and housed tons of species. And the Rose garden was beautiful and fragrent. If your in the area, make sure you stop here.
Quite a unique place especially if you like taking photos. Go there on a nice day and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Great park, great area to walk around, great views of Hudson River. The admission ticket to the mansion is too expansive, especially compared to the mansions in Newport CT. Nice staff.
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