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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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Great Neck, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is a wonderful property an a beautiful mansion, surrounded by trees and the Hudson river; The house itself is well maintained

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Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Jay Gould was the third owner and his family lived here and maintained the mansion until a couple of decades ago. Fascinating castle that has been used for movie/TV programs with prowling vampires. Much of the finishing on fireplaces, etc. is undetectable faux executed by artists.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Outside of castle and grounds are gorgeous. We had a nice tour guide who gave a thorough explanation and history. Interior was nice and they have gone to great lengths to maintain period integrity. Nice River walk available. Take a picnic

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

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Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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.

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Oswego, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Buffalo, New York
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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.

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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.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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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

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