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Lyndhurst

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wonderful Classic Tour of Mansion

After the Fall Crafts Fair on the grounds we toured the Lyndhurst Mansion (get your tickets ahead... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
836thomasd
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Tranquility, New Jersey
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Absolutely Fascinating Place!

I almost didn't stop by Lyndhurst even though I had a prepaid ticket because it was at the end of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vasha13
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Austin, TX
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Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After the Fall Crafts Fair on the grounds we toured the Lyndhurst Mansion (get your tickets ahead of time to ensure you can go when you want to - we did). Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Having lived in & visited...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I almost didn't stop by Lyndhurst even though I had a prepaid ticket because it was at the end of my trip and frankly, I was exhausted. However, it was hours before my flight and I thought I should go and use my ticket. I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the New Yorker tour guide. He was funny and very informative. Totally enjoyed our tour of the mansion & hearing about its history.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house is fascinating and beautiful. We took both the basic mansion tour and the backstairs tour both were super. Our guides Ed and Nathan were terrific, each quite different, each was full of love of the house and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Phillips3675
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An opportunity to see how the robber barons lived- Jay Gould's home on the Hudson . Our docent regaled us with stories and trivia about the mansion's three owners and the society at that time. Lyndhurst now is under the auspices of the National Trust...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing! The grounds alone are massive! There is a $5- fee per person in the vehicle to tour this estate. The day we were there, no tours of the house itself were available, so we did the exterior walk about! We were also treated to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This opulent mansion is a fine site to enjoy peaceful views of the Hudson River without the distraction of highways or train lines.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

The grounds are amazing. Just a beautiful place to walk. The house is remarkable and largely original in its furnishings. The various families all left their furniture in place. The Goulds’ are certainly the most famous family and Jay’s notoriety lends something to it all....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Hard to believe it was built in the 1830's and in many ways so original. See how the wealthy of the day lived!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

We did not tour Lyndhurst. We were there for one of the “free” Thursday night jazz concerts. The venue is lovely. The hillside leading down to the bowling pavilion is a great concert venue. The website for the concerts touts them as free. However, Lyndhurst...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Krystyn H, Manager at Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Thank you sharing your feedback. Our website clearly states that there is a $5 per person parking fee which helps the site defray to costs of staffing and cleaning up after each concert. There is no fee if you walk on to the property.

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pickietraveler
August 4, 2019|
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Response from joyl9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, however, you'll pay an entrance fee. It was $5 in July, 2019. The grounds are beautiful and they do allow picnics, but the house is amazing! They often have private events on the grounds, so you need to check... More
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SUMIN C
July 2, 2019|
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Response from Lollo66105 | Reviewed this property |
On our tour no one asked to “check” their bag. Nearby at the Armour/Stiner Octagon House, however, purses, backpacks, etc. had to be locked in our cars.
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May 11, 2018|
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Response from pattibonczkowski | Reviewed this property |
May through September Thursday through Monday • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Classic Mansion Tours on the hour, last tour at 4:00 pm Backstairs Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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