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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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Having once visited the jaw-dropping grandeur and scale of the Vanderbilt home in North Carolina, I found this palace to be a scale a family, albeit a very wealthy family, could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Having once visited the jaw-dropping grandeur and scale of the Vanderbilt home in North Carolina, I found this palace to be a scale a family, albeit a very wealthy family, could live with. Our guide was wonderful and engaging. The home was gorgeous and well kept. In good weather, the grounds are engaging and fit the Hudson valley area. If... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Our family spent a very pleasant afternoon touring the mansion and grounds today. I reserved in advance on line and was glad that I did since the tours were almost full on this summer Sunday. Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and funny! The mansion itself was beautiful; I just wish we could have gone a bit further into some of... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Dimitri, did an excellent job of explaining how the mansion came to be, and explaining about the rooms and the furniture. Talk about conspicuous consumption! Large rooms with very fancy furnishings. We also got to see how the 'downstairs' staff lived. There's also a pretty garden to visit.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were so pleased with our visit to the Vanderbilt Mansion. The gardens were lovely to stroll through and we enjoyed chatting to the volunteers. Our guide for the interior was interesting and informative....always good to review past history.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you have the opportunity to go, it's very well worth it. Our tour guide did a great job telling us the history behind the mansion. We spend time on the first and second floors, and ended our tour in the basement. Yes, even the basement has rooms to see. Our children also enjoyed this tour.

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The guide really made this tour. Learning about the history of the home was fascinating--particularly how incredibly expensive it was to build, and how little it was worth at the end of the depression. Vanderbilt himself sounds like a interesting character, especially in the way he treated his employees--much better, frankly, than I had come to expect of people in... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Like West Point, this is a must see tour. A very experienced National Parks tour guide takes you on a one hour tour of the mansion built as a summer home for the Vanderbilt's. This is not a tour to take very young kids, as they will be bored and uninterested. The tour costs $10 for Adults. Discounts are available... More 

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Dunedin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The guided tour by Marge was wonderful. She was a fountain of information and made the tour educational and entertaining.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Only $10 for the tour without the National Park Card. Grounds are open for free of charge. The visitor's center includes a gathering area, small gift shop, and clean restrooms including a water bottle-fill station. The guided tour of the mansion is about an hour walking and stopping a few times along the way. There are no places to sit,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you like seeing how the other half lived back in the day, don't miss this beautiful historic house museum! The tour guide was excellent and we learned a lot about the Vanderbilt family. Architecture and furnishings were exquisite. On a nice day, it's lovely to walk the grounds and take in the beautiful views. Nearby is the Culinary Institute... More 

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Additional Information about Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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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