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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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Worth the trip to see authentic gilded age living

There are a number of lavish Vanderbilt structures throughout the country, and this is one worth seeing. Among the smallest mansions built by the Vanderbilt's, this one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Essex, Vermont
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Essex, Vermont
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There are a number of lavish Vanderbilt structures throughout the country, and this is one worth seeing. Among the smallest mansions built by the Vanderbilt's, this one constructed by Frederick is well worth seeing. Great grounds surround a modest mansion that depicts an age in America that will never repeat itself. The tour was interesting, and informative. The tour guide... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour of the mansion and the grounds are beautiful. A place you must visit to appreciate the beauty of all it has to offer.

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Southington, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My parents and I came on a bus tour. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and humorous. Any questions we had were answered. Please keep in mind that taking pictures is allowed but not with the flash. The outdoor views of the Hudson River are amazing.

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Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is quite interesting to see how people lived in a different era. The servant area had the dishes we use every day at home. A must see.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and two of our adult children toured the Vanderbilt Mansion. We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the Vanderbilt family and their life style. The grounds are beautiful. It's a great spot for a picnic overlooking the Hudson with the Catskills in the distance.

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Heading back north up rte 9? Drive through this estate right on the Hudson River especially during the time of year when the leaves are off the trees because there will be glimpses of the river behind this majestic estate.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I live closeby in connecticut and took a day trip to see the Vanderbilt mansion. The grounds are free to walk which is a sight to see in itself. The tour was very interesting and you learn a lot but aren't bored. The only thing I wish is that the third floor was open to tour. Also it us very... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

No matter how many times I visit mansions like these, it's still difficult to picture the lives that these privileged people lived. However, the stories told of this particular branch of the Vanderbilt family and their commitment to their staff and to the community in which they lived, lent for a more kindly opinion. As for the tour itself, our... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our 1 hour guided tour by a volunteer was excellent! Just the right mix of rehearsed information and allowing visitors to "wander" and look into the lavish rooms of another era. I wish we could have seen the grounds in the Spring or Fall, as it was overcast and rainy when we visited. But there were spectacular views of the... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited this historic home in early March. I cannot comment on the grounds because they were covered in snow. Nevertheless, there was still a beautiful view of the Hudson River from behind the house. The house itself is well worth visiting. It is beautifully maintained, complete with its original furnishings, artwork and lighting. You can only see the house... More 

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