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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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Smithtown, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went on the Halloween night tour of the Lyndhurst castle. It was cute for families, children over 8, and the slightly tipsy. If you do not fall into one of those categories, stay away. The actors were spreading the corn a bit too much. We would have loved to have seen the house undecorated during a day tour.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This Gothic Revival home is furnished in 3 different styles, based on the 3 owners. Gothic, Beaux Arts and French 19th century furnishings great the visitor while touring the first floor. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the home and the families that lived there. The Tiffany windows are exceptional.

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Northwest New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The first weekend in October my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip up to Sleepy Hollow, NY. We were between taking a tour of Kykuit and the Lyndhurst Castle and decided on the historic tour with a Halloween twist of the castle. We bought our tickets online ($18 per person) and checked in a little early to wait... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
40 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went here upon the recommendation of my brother and the castle is very neat. For October, it is decorated like a haunted house, which I thought was neat. I then learned at night, you can walk through in the dark, with people jumping out and scaring you. May consider that. I would love to see it decorated for Christmas... More

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Newark, Delaware
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here on Sunday over Columbus Day weekend and tour tickets were already sold out. We paid the $5 per head grounds fee and entered and parked and then toured the grounds on foot. Enjoyed being able to get a sense of the mansion and the expansive grounds as well as the view of the Hudson River. Overall, very... More

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had put this in our GPS as a place to see on ride home from upstate New York. We were a little leary when we saw that there is a $5 charge (on weekends) per person in vehicle to drive onto grounds. We took a while to eat a late lunch and ended up arriving at gates after 5 PM... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Breathtaking views and estate. The ceilings alone were a work of art. It was well worth the price to tour the estate and learn about the people that were lucky enough to call it their home.

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Albany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While I acknowledge that the grounds are lovely and the the building itself is beautiful, I don't feel like it was worth the $5 per person grounds fee to go in. Maybe $5-10 per car, but not per person. I do understand that the fees probably go toward maintaining everything but I had visited their website prior to my visit... More

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Kew Gardens, New York
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198 reviews 198 reviews
71 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

As a National Trust property, one expects a higher level and Lyndhurst does not disappoint. The house is beautifully sited on a rolling hillside, covered with grass and trees - a setting that was perfect for our picnic. The guides are exceptionally knowledgable. The history of the house is very noteworthy and the NT has done a good job representing... More

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palmyra
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Awesome house dressed in Halloween decor you can tour in October. Has evening " Jay Ghouls House of Curiosities" haunted walk through at night. That was only a score of 2 1/2 out of 5. Day tour much nicer , goes through main floor decorated for the "Jay Ghouls" but is more interesting for the money. We tried both. Dont... More

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