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“Had to Write a 2nd Review - Amazing!”
Review of Lyndhurst

Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Tarrytown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We visited the Lyndhurst on a weekend trip to attend the Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park. Our last visit to Lyndhurst was during Halloween last year (2016). What a difference when it's not a holiday. While we truly enjoyed the Mansion during Halloween with all the decorations, we were able to see all the intricate architecture on this visit. Absolutely amazing work! Our tour guide, Bob, happened to be the same guide we had on our Halloween tour (sans Dracula attire). Bob is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We absolutely love him!

The craft fair was that weekend and we had an amazing time. Truly enjoyed visiting the vendor booths. Food stations were fabulous.

I read some of the negative comments. One had nothing to do with the Mansion and another was asking to overload a tour with children. If you have young children, don't ask to be added to a full group. While your children may be angels, the staff doesn't know them and will adhere to the rules. The hallways are narrow and you have several tours moving through the house at the same time. The limit, I believe, is 16 people and that is more than sufficient for one tour group.

We're going back at Halloween but we want to see the renovated bowling alley ... it was not open last year.

Lyndhurst does an amazing job with the grounds and the buildings. Always a joy going.

1  Thank Carol W
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit if you're in the area. Make sure to bring good footwear, walking the grounds is where the real attraction is. The house isn't anything too amazing if you've already been spoiled by the Newport mansions, it certainly is nice and has beautiful grounds right on the Hudson River.

1  Thank Anniek1105
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Just went here for a tour this week and it was gorgeous! I would actually recommend not watching the film before you go on the tour because a lot of the information is repeated, but it was still really cool.

Take your time and explore to grounds too - they’re absolutely stunning!

Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The annual craft's fair took place last weekend, and initially I had planned to spend an hour at Lyndhurst but was there for five hours. I had not planned to visit the Lyndhurst mansion, and it was truly the highlight of my day. Bob was an incredible guide who had all of us participating and laughing while having the most-interesting experience. I would recommend everyone to take Bob's tour. I plan on returning during the holidays. The Lyndhurst grounds are very scenic. What a gem this place and Bob, the guide are! Celeste Hoppey-Broder

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We did not go inside, we just walked the grounds. Such a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Stephanie E
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