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Wilderstein Historic Site

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Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy...more
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Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Wilderstein site on a chilly Sunday afternoon. A volunteer gave us a brief background of the home's history, followed by a five minute video interview of two family members. Three rooms have been restored and are beautifully furnished with original pieces. Docents...More

Thank dianea717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting story of the last resident, a friend of FDR. On ly the first floor is on the tour but it is just amazing. Note that they are only open starting on Thursday at 12:00. The grounds are also amazing.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The guide for the tour of Wilderstein is excellent. She has been a tour guide in the house for 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge of this house, the family and the surrounding area.

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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is a 2 or 3 mile drive off US-9 and might not be worth it unless you take the tour. We didn’t have time for that, but did enjoy the grounds and the scenic drive to Rhinecliff and beyond driving north. We saw only...More

Thank James M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Interesting little tour, very brief but the grounds are beautiful. I wish you got to see a bit more of the house, but it was a nice place to stop and take in the views.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Who lived in this amazing mansion all of her 100 years of life. What a story. What a homestead. What a view & remote Hudson Riverside location. This is hidden gem and a “must” if you are interested in FDR’s life and loves. Just a...More

1  Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Reviewed June 26, 2018

See how the well-to-do lived in the 1880's to 1920's when this beautiful Victorian was enlarged and at its peak. The exterior and most of the main rooms have been restored. See the beautiful stained glass windows designed by a member of the Tiffany family....More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed June 25, 2018

One of the lesser known mansions on the Hudson. Not a very long tour, mostly the ground floor but very informative.

2  Thank NewJerseyFred
Reviewed June 19, 2018

If you are a history buff and loved FDR, this is a must see. You can feel the spirit of Daisy Suckley and FDR as you walk the grounds. If you are not a history buff, the architecture is terrific and the vistas are amazing....More

1  Thank MattandKellyPOGO
Reviewed June 12, 2018

My wife and I loved our tour of Wilderstein. The house has been restored and is beautiful. And our docent provided an interesting history of the house and its owners.

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SusMil
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Response from NewJerseyFred | Reviewed this property |
Tour Season: May 3 – October 28 for guided Tours Holiday tours Thanksgiving and December weekends Tour Days & Hours: Thursday – Sunday The first tour of the day begins at noon and the last tour begins at 3:30pm Tours start... More
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Linda M
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I am not sure if it is open in April
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