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Lyndhurst

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Address: 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone Number: 914-631-4481
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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This sprawling estate, built in 1838, is a National Historic Trust site.

This sprawling estate, built in 1838, is a National Historic Trust site.

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Christmas tour

Fun and interesting learning about the history of its occupants over the years. The tour takes you through the house and partial grounds. It's also decorated for the season with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun and interesting learning about the history of its occupants over the years. The tour takes you through the house and partial grounds. It's also decorated for the season with Christmas trees and full holiday decorations from room to room.

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Thank Yvette G
New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not able to visit the inside of the castle as it was off season but we enjoyed walking around the grounds, it was truly breathtaking.

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Thank beanbag33
Tarrytown, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Lyndhurst brings you back to a time and place where money was no object for the owner. It shows how life was for the very well to do along the Hudson with spectacular views not only of the Hudson River but the surrounding landscape. It's location also is almost next door to Sunnyside the home of Washington Irving so it's... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Gould had lovely landscaping designed - the grounds are beautifully laid out at any time of the year. We took the tour which was quite informative as to how the very wealthy lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. We were disappointed the tour included no behind the scene areas, such as kitchens, laundry, servants quarters, but were... More 

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New York
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This location has docent tours to point out items of interest in each room and the history of the building and the family. Tickets and a gift shop are located in a separate building in the parking lot. We also went to a Craft Fair which has vetted vendors of art glass, jewelry, clothing, etc. Lovely items.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We took a tour of Lynhurst Castle and enjoyed the historic recreation of the rooms and narration of the famous people, including Jay Gould, who lived there. The setting on the Hudson River offered spectacular views. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the gift shop is very nice. There are more rooms on the third floor which we did not... More 

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Thank AdventurerNY
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Have only visited in autumn (Octobers) and merely traversed on the grounds. Very picturesque and well maintained. There is always a scarecrow exhibit that is nice to walk through and is is a good place for picnics or just to lounge on the grass.

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Scottsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The grounds are expansive and the history interesting. A beautiful property that is well manicured. Tours of the mansion cost extra so we didn't go in it but you can look through the windows to see most of it. I could see that this estate might be a nice place to have a civil ceremony. The greenhouse is a skeleton.... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Lyndhurst is a Gothic Revival mansion situated on the Hudson River about a half mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. It's a National Historic Landmark and the 67 acre grounds are open to the public for enjoyment. There have been several owners of this property, the last being the railroad tycoon Jay Gould, who occupied it until his death... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Tried booking a tour online but it said it was sold out; so we went to the house anyway to walk the grounds and were told there were availabilities for tour. So it was a pleasant surprise to get in on a tour. It was a very interesting, the Halloween decorations in the house were superb. The drive into the... More 

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