Lyndhurst
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lyndhurst mansion is closed but the grounds are open! Daily Grounds Passes are available through December 20th. 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 and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,573 contributions
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One of the extravagant mansions built by the ultra rich just before and during the guided age.

The mansion itself is towering and boasts gorgeous architecture. It also has the Hudson as its backdrop, offering gorgeous vistas.

There is a classic mansion tour (main mansion), the backstairs tour (the tower, servants quarters), the upstairs/downstairs tour (combines both), as well as a landscaping tour (the only tour to visit the inside of the bowling alley). We did the combination tour with Kelly and she did a great job.

Please know that while you do get to see some of the servants quarters, several of them are off view and being used as storage.

You can also buy a grounds pass for the day, where you can see the ruins of the greenhouse, all of the plants, and fountains. There are trails that lead to the river and to some small waterfalls. There are several benches to sit on in order to rest and take it all in.

They have a welcome center with a gift shop, which does sell water. Everyone on staff is very nice and helpful.

For the combined tickets, the price is 40 each. Prices vary based on tour type. The combined tour is 90 minutes. And if you have mobility issues, please know the property is very hilly and the mansion has many steep staircases, particularly the upstairs/downstairs tour.

They have multiple events here as well. The AKC dog show was setting up while we were there. Some TV shows film there as well. So make sure you check the calendar before going, as this affects access. I also recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time online, as they often sell out.
Written June 3, 2022
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Paul S
Toronto, Canada58 contributions
My wife and I decided on a driving vacation down the Hudson Valley. Considering the reading I've done in the past about the 'Gilded Age' families of wealth, I considered Lyndhurst to be at the top of my must visit sites. To say that we were not disappointed would be an understatement. Touring the home and walking the property were amongst the high points of our vacation. The mansion is beautifully furnished, one has difficulty deciding where to look first in each room. Our guide was Rick. I am sure that all the guides are good but if you land on a tour with Rick, you are in for a treat. Aside from being a treasure trove of information on the home, property and families who lived there he is an actor whose delivery and flair made our tour an absolute pleasure. Along with all the information he provided he also gave us the inside scoop about Lyndhurst being the filming location for several settings of the mini series 'The Gilded Age'. After the tour we walked down to the bowling alley by the river, enjoying the views of the Hudson and the peacefulness of the setting.
All in all, I would recommend Lyndhurst as one of the sites that must be on every Hudson Valley itinerary.
Written July 23, 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI553 contributions
On the last day of our visit to New York City, we headed an hour north up the Hudson to visit several historic sites, including Lyndhurst. By the time we set our itinerary, the House Tours on this date were already sold out, so we bought the Grounds Pass that allowed us to enjoy walking about the grounds to see the house and the outbuildings as well as enjoy the views of the Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge. We brought a picnic lunch and found a bench to sit and enjoy the views. There were also Halloween decorations set up around the grounds, which made our visit even more special.
Written November 10, 2021
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ChrisH
Frederick, MD417 contributions
Two seniors visited the Gilded Age Gothic Architecture style Lyndhurst mansion on a Monday in mid-August 2022 and had a great time. We took the combined 1 ½ hour Upstairs/Downstairs tour that really included almost all of the rooms in the mansion ranging from the family’s bedrooms to the servants quarters and the laundry house. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the mansion and its three owners, especially the railroad tycoon/rascal Jay Gould. It sits on 67 acres and has extensive landscaping, with some trees dating back to the 1800s. There is a small gift shop. Note that the mansion is not air conditioned and could be extremely uncomfortable in hot weather, especially on the upper floors. There are fans in most rooms that help immensely. We visited on a day with temperatures in the low 80s and were very comfortable. We spent from about 10 am to 4 pm there including a picnic lunch. YMMV but we are history nerds and walked the grounds and saw an auxiliary art exhibit in the Visitor Center. Well worth our time. However, I would not bring small children, as they would be bored. That said, we were told they have extensive Christmas decorations and bring out wooden toys the Gould children played with in December.
Written August 27, 2022
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TennisStar602
Florida417 contributions
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I paid just shy of twenty dollars ($20.00) to see Lyndhurst. I booked my reservation online. It was rather busy on a Friday afternoon, and there was an exhibition also happening on the property. Everyone commenced the tour in a separate building nearby the mansion. The tour took about an hour. Every guest was required to wear a face mask inside of the mansion. There was plenty of parking, and this estate is probably about a mile away from the Tappan Zee Bridge. I was able to view various rooms inside of the mansion, and I thought that the art gallery was especially incredible. It was clear that the many owners of this estate certainly had an abundance of money. The grounds which surrounded this house were full of huge trees and of various elevations. There were many scenic views of the Hudson River and of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Nearby the house, I did see a bowling alley, and I also viewed the remnants of a greenhouse. There was even a swimming pool.
Written September 17, 2022
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explorer044
Montreal, Canada93 contributions
I was part of a group of friends that visited Lyndhurst
If you are interested in the history of the Gilded Age, this is the place for you.
Our knowledgeable and personable guide, Rick, was superb
In addition to providing information about the history of Lyndhurst, architectural details, etc., he also provided details about the filming of the Gilded Age and other productions that take place at Lyndhurst
The mansion has interesting features, Tiffany stained glass and lamps, artwork, and fabulous trop d’œil, among many others.
We enjoyed walking up to the mansion tower to appreciate the views on the Hudson
The grounds are lovely
Written July 2, 2022
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IRHS
Rochester194 contributions
I love visiting old mansions and seeing beautiful estates. Lyndhurst is a beautiful, well maintained estate. I did the extended tour which included the tower and the cellars. All in all, a very beautiful estate.

It was nice to be able to take pictures inside of areas that interested me - especially all the stained glass. Our guide gave just enough information to set the mansion in context without being a lecture.

I took the first tour of the day, a must in 90 degree weather as it's not air-conditioned. It was nice to walk around the area at my leisure after touring the laundry house.
Written September 12, 2022
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Celine W
Stanhope, NJ63 contributions
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We did the Upstairs/Downstairs house tour, which is wonderful because you see the space where the families lived, as well as where their domestic help lived and worked.
This is a beautiful Gothic Revival style, 14,000 sq ft stone mansion with amazing trompe l’oeil painting throughout.
Our guide Rick was fantastic.
The grounds are gorgeous too, with views of the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge.
Written July 25, 2022
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL12,652 contributions
Supposedly one of the finest Gothic mansions in America overlooking the Hudson River.

Unfortunately it was closed due to Covid 19 but the grounds are open and they charge $10 to tour.

Can't wait to visit when it reopens.
Written June 5, 2021
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WhiteKnight714
Lansdale, PA7 contributions
We went to Sleepy Hallow, NY for the 1st Annual Sleepy Hallow Film Festival, and we were looking for things to do that could fill out schedule while we were there. Lyndhurst did not disappoint at all! It was mid-October when we visited. As insane as a place as notorious with the Halloween season as Sleepy Hallow can get, Lyndhurst was more than manageable. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the museum is well-kept and just absolutely breath-taking to walk through. You can breeze through it rather quickly, but I recommend taking your time to enjoy all of the fine details and the picturesque grounds. Special bonus for fans of classic horror: you may recognize Lyndhurst as the mansion featured in the 1970s Dark Shadows movies.
Written January 7, 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you so much for your review!
Written January 17, 2020
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