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A Gothic Wonder

I am big fan of the 60s soap opera "Dark Shadows" and two Dark Shadows movies were shot at... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2013
Michel B
Houston, Texas, United States
Great visit to a beautiful castle!

Spent several hours today visiting Lyndhurst with friends. The first floor is accessible to... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2013
Ashburn, Virginia
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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
+1 914-631-4481
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 25, 2003

I loved the tour of Lyndhurst Mansion. My best friend went as part of the NY Waterways Tour Group. Our guides were very friendly and super informative. We had lunch at the stable-turned-diner within the estate grounds, and the food was very affordable and tasty....More

8  Thank Storyteller15224
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a castle-like mansion once owned by Jay Gould and is interesting to visit. Our guide, Rick, though, was too determined to keep saying how horrible Jay Gould was. We didn't feel his personal feelings should be part of the narrated tour. We wanted...More

4  Thank peachyviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am big fan of the 60s soap opera "Dark Shadows" and two Dark Shadows movies were shot at Lyndhurst back in 1971. The house is beautiful both inside and outside and when I read that it was very close to NYC, I could not...More

1  Thank Michel B
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Spent several hours today visiting Lyndhurst with friends. The first floor is accessible to wheelchair patrons and while the second floor is not, there is a docent who shared information about the second floor, complete with photographs, with my wheelchair bound husband. Photography (non-flash) is...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Well done visitor center with an informative movie, knowledgeable guides, a beautiful house with a surprisingly impressive art collection. The grounds are lovely. For the attention that the greenhouse complex once commanded, its a pity that they are now in ruin.

1  Thank Nunya354
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stopped at Lyndhurst on our way to attractions in the mid Hudson Valley. Lyndhurst is a gorgeous Gothic revival limestone building that was the property of 3 families, the last being the family of the robber baron, Jay Gould. Anna Gould, his youngest daughter,...More

1  Thank bluize36
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We took the guided house tour. The landscape tour is only available once a month. The exterior of the castle is quite impressive. The home was owned by three different families, the last being Jay Gould's family. The interior is also beautiful, and includes a...More

1  Thank Matthew J
Reviewed August 5, 2013

A must-see if you enjoy house tours. Always fun to see how the other half lives. Tour guide was very knowledgable.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great concerts on the lawn . Interesting tours. Took my girls years ago and later around the 4th. of July. Lovely times spent here.

1  Thank betsybubbles
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is every Dark Shadows fans mansion to see. In fact, the older film was shot here. The artwork is amazing inside the home and the grounds are beautiful. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Before you come to Lyndhurst, do some private research with the abundant information available on the internet. The grounds are gorgeous! Take the tour of the castle and the grounds, there is so much to learn and see and surprisingly the history of the castle...More

1  Thank CFS16
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stayed at the Doubletree Tarrytown and was just taking a late afternoon walk when I came upon the Lyndhurst castle! The grounds were open so I just walked through the gate. I later found out the castle is closed on Tuesdays (the day I...More

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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
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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!
Carol T
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.