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Yes, Jay Gould was a robber baron, but his house is beautiful!

We attended the semi-annual Lyndhurst Craft Show which was excellent and then walked down to the... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2012
Columbia, MD
Opulent estate once owned by Jay Gould

Lovely grounds of this 67 acre estate with stately gothic 1800s mansion. Grounds can be toured for... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2012
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate...more
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635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

the stuff was just old and not very impressive. the grounds are nice to look at., but I'd rather see other sights in westchester

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We attended the semi-annual Lyndhurst Craft Show which was excellent and then walked down to the historic house to take a tour. Since it was craft weekend, instead of a guided tour they had several docents stationed in each area to point things out, answer...More

2  Thank SusiefromCrucible
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Lovely grounds of this 67 acre estate with stately gothic 1800s mansion. Grounds can be toured for free--tours of the mansion are available on weekends for $12--1/2 off for members of the Historic Perservation Society. Home had 3 owners, the last was Jay Gould, the...More

1  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We rushed down from Montreal this morning to see this home on the 3 pm tour. Days and hours are limited. This is day 41 for us. We have just returned from the UK where we saw may of the great country homes of the...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed September 4, 2012

You'll love it. It's as if the previous owners are just out running errands. the place is sooo well kept and sooo beautiful!

1  Thank BrooklynTravelGuy
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice to get away and walk; great for the Crafts at Lyndhurst twice a year. Not much else to see. Visit Tarrytown while you are there, quaint village although very busy.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We spent a lovely afternoon wandering among the mature beeches, tamaracks and lindens, out buildings and enjoying the fragrances of the rose garden. What a view...sunset over the Hudson. Earlier we had taken the tour. Our guide placed the estate historically and architecturally pointing out...More

2  Thank Bit
Reviewed August 23, 2012

website calls this a "castle" it looks like an over sized house. There's work being done on it, painting outside... just disappointing, we drove past it, thank goodness we didn't park and walk because i would have been upset

Thank CfromQueens
Reviewed August 22, 2012

A gorgeous mansion and an interesting visit! We took an afternoon tour and had a spectacular time. The grounds were beautiful.

Thank JaniceNJ
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I thought it was beautiful up there. It reminded me of touring the castles in Europe. The docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. This is where they filmed the exterior shots for the original Dark Shadows show in the 60's. They also filmed the Dark...More

1  Thank suzette26
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May 11, 2018|
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Response from pattibonczkowski | Reviewed this property |
May through September Thursday through Monday • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Classic Mansion Tours on the hour, last tour at 4:00 pm Backstairs Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have RV spots. They are not the closest spots, but then you get to see more of the beautiful grounds!
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September 8, 2017|
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Response from whiskey3pa | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can. there are 2 separate fees for the property. one is a grounds admission, which gets credited towards the house tour, if you take it.