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Lyndhurst

635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
914-631-4481
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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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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

On our bus tour we visited Lyndhurst on one of their 'off' days. Our tour guy, Bob, was great!! Had a great style. Many Tiffany windows and grandfather's clock. Great landscape and specimen trees. Nice small gift shop.

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Slatington, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took the 1-hour tour. The website said it was closed on Mondays but we found them open and decided to take the tour. It is very interesting and lasts about an hour. The grounds are pretty awesome as well and you are free to wander as you please.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

wonderful castle and grounds. found tour guide pushed our group along a little faster than was wanted. it would be nicer if food was available on the premises

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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

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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611 reviews 611 reviews
196 attraction reviews
1,565 helpful votes 1,565 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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53 helpful votes 53 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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