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Lyndhurst

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499
+1 914-631-4481
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Worth it

This place is fascinating and worth spending several hours. Tour guide Rick was wonderful about... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Sheryl G
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Fascinating Gothic home

Lyndhurst is a rather uncommon Gothic home from the 19th century, which sets it apart from most... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Zach F
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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 and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This place is fascinating and worth spending several hours. Tour guide Rick was wonderful about sharing information in a charming and sometimes funny way. Very passionate about this place. Entry fee is reasonable and includes a video, and a special exhibit of historic lady's gowns....More

Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Lyndhurst is a rather uncommon Gothic home from the 19th century, which sets it apart from most other historic homes along the Hudson. The tour is great and takes you through the interesting and beautiful rooms of the house. Plus, photography is allowed inside, which...More

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We've been to many of the other Hudson Valley homes and mansions of rich and famous people, but were still quite impressed with this one. It doesn't have quite the scope of Kykuit or Olana but it has its own unique story and features that...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been doing the gilded age circuit in the Hudson Valley. This castle is not to be missed. The house is stunning and if you have seen "Dark Shadows" or "A Winters Tale" you will recognize the Neo-gothic lines immediately! Our...More

Thank Bikash1958
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We did the basic tour of the home and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and even gave out tic tacs as prizes when we got trivia questions correct throughout the tour. There are stairs that you have to go up and...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We stopped really just to stretch our legs on a longer trip and because I wanted to see the fashion exhibit. We didn't have time to tour the house but plan to go back. We did pay the $5 grounds fee and then $10 just...More

Thank Bfranz
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Lyndhurst mansion is a must-see for anyone visiting the Hudson Valley. The house, the grounds, the exhibits, and the tour guides are unforgettable. Definitely take both the Classic Mansion Tour and the Backstairs Tour. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore the grounds of this...More

Thank 280russellm
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The mansion was built in the early 1800's with originally 7000 square feet, that was double by the second owner, then was eventually owned by the Gould family until the early 1960's. It's a well preserved example of the gilded age. Our docent was knowledgeable...More

Thank wander1
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We tried to go since the website said viewing the grounds was free. When we arrived we found it was $5 per person to walk around. Since we had a party of 9, this was not a possibility. The website was not accurate. :(More

Thank pigcoon
Management response:Responded 25 July 2017

Hi There. We're sorry for the confusion. The grounds are free to pedestrians, but Lyndhurst charges a $5 per person grounds fee for those parking on Lyndhurst property. The fee can be credited toward a mansion tour. This fee helps us maintain the 67-acres of...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour of gothic mansion on the Hudson River. Enthusiastic guides and interesting history make a stop here worthwhile.

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Carol T
8 September 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.
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HappyJW76
7 August 2017|
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Response from Katy L | Reviewed this property |
I've honestly never been to Kykuit but Lyndhurst history Acritetcture and land is absolutey amazing and very affordable!
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Hugh S
9 May 2017|
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Response from CastleBee | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Westchester, NY and took a cab to our hotel - the Doubletree Hilton - which is very nice and within walking distance of Lyndhurst. Hope you have a chance to go there - it is a beautiful house and grounds and... More
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