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635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Tarrytown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Dining, Getting married, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This sprawling estate, built in 1838, is a National Historic Trust site.
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Vernon, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Lyndhurst on a Saturday in mid-August 2014. The staff was very helpful and informative, from the man at the gatehouse to the woman in the gift shop to our tour guide Robin who was very knowledgeable about the house, the grounds, the owners, etc. She gave a lively tour and shared a lot of good information. Visiting in... More

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New York City, New York
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585 reviews 585 reviews
181 attraction reviews
1,558 helpful votes 1,558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have taken the tour of this large Gothic house and found it both educational as well as interesting. I recently just walked the grounds and walked along the River Walk with my daughter, it riuns along the Hudson for a good distance. My understanding is that the walk will be extended south when funds become available, however, the walk... More

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Montgomery County, PA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Located about a mile south of Tarrytown NY, this was the home of guided age tycoon Jay Gould and his family. The Gothic revival home was constructed and occupied by two earlier families before Gould acquired the property. It remained in the Gould family until the 1960's when it was bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I suppose... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was $5 per person to drive and park on the properly. You were free to roam around on your own. There wasn't much to see, as the rose garden was mostly wilted away, the conservatory was empty, and the fern garden was tiny. We wanted to take a tour, but tickets were sold out, and we would have to... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely house situated on the Hudson River, packed with interesting history and one-of-a-kind artifacts, including multi-million dollar art works. Many will recognize the special location from various movies and the site of "Dark Shadows." A walk around the grounds showcases its natural beauty as well as a conservatory, rose garden and bowling alley. Be sure to take the house... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I rented a bike from Endless Trail Bikerworx in Dobbs Ferry and biked here on the old croton acqueduct. It's a lovely home and the tour was nice. Even though it's a gothic revival structure, the interior feels light and airy. I had a lovely day. I definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area, however, my favorite historical... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a great place to visit if you are in the Tarrytown area visiting all the other sites it has available. Great example of the opulent wealth accumulated by the family.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Always thought the house in "Dark Shadows" was just a stock picture, but it's real. They had just finished a Dark Shadows convention just before we arrived. That said, it is a light and airy home, beautifully maintained with gorgeous grounds. There was an audio art exhibit at the greenhouse that month that was very interesting to say the least.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lyndhurst isn't just a mansion open for tours. It is an incredible estate that stands as one of America's best examples of a 'robber baron cottage'. Three owners took residence here, the second of which doubled the size from 7,000 to 14,000 square feet. What is so unique about this home is that almost all furnishings, knick-knacks, etc. are original.... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful spot - eclectic house left from robber baron days....there is an easy drive thru the property. A river walk is available that we did not do. Clearly a wonderful special occasion spot.

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