We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The mansion was extremely beautiful and the grounds well kept up. I enjoyed seeing the portraits used in the Dark Shadows movies as a fan. My only complaint was an over zealous worker who literally was rude. She became like the gestapo when another person jostled me so I touched a table. I am a tour guide myself in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I went for the Dark Shadows festival but living in NYC, it's not a rough trip to make and I would go back to see more of Lyndhurst and Tarrytown. Beautiful grounds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oswego, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am a big fan of both Dark Shadows (the t.v. show of the 1960s/70s), AND historic sites, so this filled the bill on two fronts! I had seen the Dark Shadow's movies all those years ago (and again after the Johnny Depp 'tribute, lol' movie was made a few years ago...and so I wanted to see the place. When... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I found this site, with its beautiful grounds, views, and mansion/mini-castle worth seeing. That said, I might not make a special trip for it. It all depends on your proclivities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Astoria, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The first time my husband and I visited Lyndhurst Castle it was Halloween. Our tour of the castle was both informative and fun. I would say however that the grounds and view are the most spectacular thing about Lyndhurst. I suggest bringing a picnic and enjoying the surroundings, really lovely.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Suwanee, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This home, built by Gen. William Paulding in the late 1700s, was built in the romantic/gothic style. When George Merritt later bought the home, he doubled its size and added even grander furnishings. The walls are all hand painted to resemble marble. Stained glass windows are in almost every room. Merritt changed Paulding's upstairs library into an art gallery, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A great place for a bike ride or a picnic. Its sweet, low pressure and beautifully landscaped. Not too trendy, crowded or expensive. Great views of the Hudson river and the tap just a simply a beautiful place to enjoy the weather and hang out ...... You can take a casual tour of the castle or take a walk down... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Besides the building, you can take a walk along a quite and nice trail full of trees and besides hudson river.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Fascinating history of the home that has been preserved through a succession of three families. Very interesting interior that includes Tiffany stained glass windows that sparkle in the afternoon sun and a collection of artwork left by the second owner of the home.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Long Island, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We just walked around the grounds and did not do the house tour. Beautiful views of the hudson. Bring a blanket to just chill out and relax too if want.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lyndhurst also viewed

Tarrytown, Westchester County
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Tarrytown, Westchester County
Tarrytown, Westchester County

Been to Lyndhurst? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lyndhurst, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing