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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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Queens, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful mansion overlooking Hudson river on national park grounds. Wonderful tour offered by park ranger of one of the more modest gilded age mansions. I realize the need to preserve the furnishings but would have preferred to have been able to walk further into rooms. Newport mansions allow you to fully walk into rooms, here the room entrances were roped... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I live close to Vanderbuilt. We have used it to excercise/run around the roads/paths on saturday mornings for a long time. We have also taken our engagement pictures here as well. It is a great park and well taken care of. We have also taken the tour from the park service in the mansion that is informative... More 

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northern california
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is an estate built by Frederick Vanderbilt, one of the sons of shipping magnate William Vanderbilt, and as Vanderbilt mansions go it's fairly small, but it is a beautiful house inside and out. The gardens are magnificent.

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Cambridge
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A step back in time - wonderfully preserved and awesome antiques/furnishings - this sort of design and construction just doesn't happen anymore. Tour guide was exceptionally informative - and entertaining. The grounds also are beautiful. Well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As you drive in through the open gate, you pass over a small bridge surrounded by slow moving waters. Off in distance a pair of swans are swimming. As you stroll up the front drive, you arrive, to what must have been THE Place to be. For Summers overlooking the majestic Hudson. Or Winters, sledding down the steep hills. Spring... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The mansion is a wonderful example of the gilded age. The propert is well maintained and a pleasure to visit. Be sure to stroll the gardens in season. They were restored and are maintained by a group of local volunteers.

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It was an amazing visit. I loved it until the end. Our guide was super funny and he shared his knowledge without ever getting boring. The house was jaw dropping, but even more the park. Worth every penny

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FORT COLLINS
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56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were told this was a rather modest (55 rooms) example of Vanderbilt mansions. The owner was more interested in his outdoor horticulture than hosting members of society, but his wife wanted that and it was required for social/business dealings. Worth seeing if you are already touring the Roosevelt estate.

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Unteraegeri
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64 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is simply stunning to walk through the Vanderbilt Mansion, and to experience the splendor of bygone times.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The house and furnishings are completely intact so it's a real gem and a window on to how the uber-wealthy lived during the gilded age. Since it's a National Park sight you get the luck of the draw with your guide but our guide Kevin was great and really knew this house. The grounds are spectacular as are the sunsets... More 

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