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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
Phone Number: 1-877-444-6777
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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Decaying but Interesting Tour

The National Park Service is underfunded for the maintenance of this grand estate. The trees and brush have grown up to obstruct the view of the Hudson River, the wall paper is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The National Park Service is underfunded for the maintenance of this grand estate. The trees and brush have grown up to obstruct the view of the Hudson River, the wall paper is peeling, they even had a black mold cleanup in one of the rooms. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and this historical lesson of the industrial... More 

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Norwood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've seen the RI mansions but this still took my breath away. The details & opulence is over the top. Tour guides were very informative. They told great stories about how the "new" money lived in this "little" Summer cottage. Make it a B & B & I would be 1st in line to stay the night. Loved the storied... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy the Gilded Age period in American history and the Vanderbilts specifically. This 55,000 square foot "cottage" is small in comparison to the other Vanderbilt mansions (no comparison to the Biltmore in Asheville--the brother of this one). Since I'm knowledgeable about the Vanderbilts already, I did not learn a lot, but it was very cool to see how... More 

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Woodland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So Im in my work out clothes early in the morning, strolling in my 5 acre flower garden and the rest of my luscious grounds when I decide Im hungry. So I approach my mansion and peering into the windows to find the location of the kitchen. Then some park ranger comes roaring up on his golf cart and says... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having visited "the cottages" in Newport it was a no brainer, we just had to visit this mansion. According to the historian tour guide, the Vanderbilts considered this a "cottage" too. Way too big, but what a way to have lived. Beautiful grounds as well.

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Norton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It;s ok. If you have visited Newport RI there home there, the Breakers, is equally huge and cost mucho-millions to duplicate today. This is how the super rich lived in a time when they payed no taxes and there were no unions and little of anything fell to the lower levels of humanity.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This home was very nice and the tour did step you back in time, but I much preferred the Roosevelt homes just down the road. Still, they were a great combination for a history day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Our group recently visited and had a private tour with an excellent park ranger guide who really seemed to enjoy telling us about the house and the Vanderbilts. He was very entertaining and it was a pleasure to listen to him discuss the mansion and a bygone way of life. Following that, we were given a tour of the gardens... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you want to see how the very rich Vanderbilt's lived go visit this beautiful estate. The property is Magnificent. See all the different rooms especially the kitchen. All the rooms have a charm of their own. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the view of the Hudson River while sipping a glass of wine. What a perfect day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautifully set in gardens and park-like grounds along the Hudson, this home and tour is worth a visit. We had a great guide who brought the place and characters alive, so the tour was top notch. Wander the grounds, they are beautiful.

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Additional Information about Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Address: Address: 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
Phone Number: 1-877-444-6777
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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