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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
+1 877-444-6777
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gilded age” (128 reviews)
“hudson river” (111 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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+1 877-444-6777

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"gilded age"
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"vanderbilt mansion"
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"hudson river"
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"downton abbey"
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"formal gardens"
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"other half"
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"third floor"
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"our tour guide"
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"spring and fall"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"the national park service"
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"under construction"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

NPS fans are extraordinarily fortunate that such a building and its grounds can be visited nearly completely intact. The magnificent marble and sitting areas welcome you into the home. Just as it was, you can run your hand over the velvet banisters as you head...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Vanderbilts knew how to live. They built this gorgeous estate in Hyde Park so they could get out of the city on weekends over the summer.They had their own train stop! The mansion is available for tours as are the grounds. Greta views of...More

1  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The Vanderbilt Mansion has a wonderful historical tour. It’s got a rich history that provides insight into the lives of the rich and famous of the Day. Our tour guide was a great story teller which made the tour extra fun.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Be thankful you don't have to change your clothes four to eight times s day . Super ornate furnishings of the rich and famous . Excellent your given by national parks ranger, Nice gift shop

1  Thank bashyl
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

12/2017 - Mansion renovations just about completed. Quiet, beautiful grounds.Beautiful views of the Hudson River. Can have picnics near the river on the lower property. Walking required.

Thank mamNy
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Please, if you can, make a trip here. The docents are extremely informative. The furnishings are breathtaking. The grounds are amazing. We have been several times. A great value.

Thank Lizbeth S
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Even though we took this tour on a cold November day in the midst of scaffolding, renovation and covered furnishings...this mansion is a must to visit. Our tour guide was excellent, provided a plethora of awesome information, and gave us time on each floor, to...More

1  Thank AJfromPA
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Our tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion was part of a combination package with the Roosevelt Home and Museum and Val-Kill Cottage. Was purchased through the National Park Service website. Our tour guarded was a member of the National Park Rangers. The Mansion was still undergoing...More

Thank Ernest O
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

House was under renovation when we visited but this is still a can't miss site. Keep in mind that this is the smallest of the several Vanderbilt mansions built around the country. The first floor lobby is fabulous even with the working materials there. I...More

2  Thank ALoldsters
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

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.

Thank gary a
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cathy243
18 November 2017|
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Response from cerveza930 | Reviewed this property |
no. scaffolding is gone and restoration beautiful.
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27 February 2017|
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Response from Eugene W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can. We did.
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dsundlof
20 December 2016|
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Response from CMKNY | Reviewed this property |
Did you miss those big blue signs that point direct you to "Vanderbilt estate" ? Big arrows? Sorry you were so stressed but you might try say, Google Maps?
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