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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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Good tour.

It's currently undergoing renovation so you don't get to see the third floor, but the information and tour was very interesting, and free for veterans.

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Gary T
Worden, Illinois

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Worden, Illinois
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

It's currently undergoing renovation so you don't get to see the third floor, but the information and tour was very interesting, and free for veterans.

Thank Gary T
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

See how the other half lives. Very ornate. Beautiful grounds looking over Hudson. and the mansion is very cool and interesting. Tour guide was somewhat informative --- but not as good as Ranger Bob over at the FDR mansion. This one was a bit grumpy.

Thank Sandy_T010
Decatur, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. An insight into the American Gilded Age. Our guide Margret was very knowledgeable. The disrepair of the mansion is disappointing but to be expected of something government funded. Well worth the time spent.

Thank Ed B
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

My wife and I spent a fine afternoon learning about the Vanderbilts and their style of living. Having never toured a home of this caliber, every room was jaw-dropping amazing. The ranger who led our tour was a great storyteller and shared a great deal about the Vanderbilts and how the lived, entertained, treated their employees, and more. As such,... More 

Thank Christopher R
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a great home to visit! Attentive staff and a great tour guide provide interesting glimpses into the lives of one of America's wealthiest families!

Thank GeorgeP888_12
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We signed up for the upstairs/downstairs tour at the mansion. Our guide Mike was great, very knowledgable and entertaining. The mansion is well worth a visit. The interior is gorgeous and has great detail. I'm sure in the spring/fall the grounds are beautiful.

Thank lor13149
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Paid the $10 per person for the one-hour tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion. Totally worth the money! Came away with great facts and a wonderful time looking at the gilded age-era home. Allowed to take all the pictures we wanted, just without flash. Marge was an EXCELLENT and knowledgeable your guide!

Thank Jaclyn D
Norwalk, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Although this is the smallest of all the Vanderbilt properties, that doesn't stop it from being absolutely beautiful and awe-inspiring. My first thought when we stepped inside was how nice it was. We toured the estate and learned lots of valuable information about the property and the people who owned it. DEFINITELY worth a visit.

Thank Rich C
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Of a great American family. Legendary. Wealthy. This place is wonderful and to think it was not even close the largest of the family's homes. The best thing is that it is intact. All of the furnishings are there and in their place. A spectacular look into another era and lifestyle. The site is spectacularly perched above the mighty Hudson... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The tour guide really gave us a good idea what life was like. Will come back to see the gardens. We were warned that the house gets really hot inside in the summer months.

Thank bph19

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