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Address: , Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone Number: 845-876-4818
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Description: Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and...
Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, whose extraordinarily close relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been well-chronicled and is the subject of much interest. Wilderstein’s guided tour includes the elaborate 1888 interiors of the first floor of the mansion, the exterior architecture, landscape, annual exhibition, and video. The regular season for guided tours is May through October. In addition, the mansion is open and decorated for the holidays from Thanksgiving weekend until the end of December.There is also a network of hiking trails on the property, special events throughout the year, a gift shop, and spectacular Hudson River views.
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A beautiful Historic Site

Another interesting and beautiful Hudson River estate, Wilderstein is full of history, as well as very interesting interior design and architecture. We especially enjoyed our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Another interesting and beautiful Hudson River estate, Wilderstein is full of history, as well as very interesting interior design and architecture. We especially enjoyed our guided tour, and viewing photography of the Suckley family. Although this estate is not as easy to get to as the Hyde Park establishments, it is well worth the journey.

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Staatsburg, New York
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wilderstein is wonderful escape from the present even if one has nothing in particular to escape from. The site is directly on the Hudson River with spectacular views at any time of the year but most definitely in autumn. I visited most recently in June and enjoyed the trip greatly. It helps to know a little of the history before... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A very interesting and pretty place to spend an hour or two. The house has great views of the Hudson on a curve of the river. The volunteer staff aims to please. It's would be an interesting companion tour if you also plan to visit the Roosevelt homes down the road in Hyde Park. Daisy Suckley who had a "personal"... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a find while driving around that area. We just stopped to explore and see what Wilderstein Historic Site was all about. What a beautiful site and home ! So much history. Please take the tour, very well worth it and watch the video. And guess whose house this was: Daisy, cousin and confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt! Thank you... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The foundation that own this house needs more attention to get more money. First time I have ever visited a historic house where it was largely dark inside and the docent used a flashlight to show us things. Floor fans would have helped too. wilderstein was the home of the Stuckley family. Daisy Stuckley was a distant cousin of Eleanor... More 

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East Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A unique house. Snapshot of a Hudson River family. The Roosevelt connection makes it interesting, but the house itself is a study in transitions. The view from the porch is one of the most beautiful in the Hudson Valley. The river in all its lazy majesty.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tour guide was not that great. The home is nice, and was inhabited by the woman portrayed by Laura Linney in "Hyde Park on the Hudson" - so that was cool. But the tour guide wasn't super engaging and it was all a bit disorganized. In case it's helpful for others planning visits to historic homes in the Hudson Valley,... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We recently attended a private party at Wilderstein Historic Site. We had a complete tour of the Mansion and walked the grounds. The party was lovely with catered food provided by the someone the Mansion uses. The night finished off with lovely night views of the Hudson River!

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Commack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautiful views, house is being updated yearly after much decline. It was said there was an Edison pre electric light to the lady of the house. Scattered about the house are colorful glass thing a ma-bobs that once conducted electricity over a long distance. Story is Edison made a type of wood turbine,put it in the hudson at the end... More 

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Quite unique place. This isn't a house museum like you'd think. It is basically a tour of someone's house with all their stuff...as if they left to go out for an afternoon! The house is beautifully restored, however, some furnishings are in the process or are in need of being restored. Interesting to see things in original state. The trails... More 

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