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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
+1 877-444-6777
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gilded age” (122 reviews)
“hudson river” (110 reviews)
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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful old home with history, art and beautiful grounds. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable - in fact she had worked for the Vanderbilt family in the home 45 or 50 years ago. The grounds and view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains are...More

Thank sco3030
Reviewed yesterday

Quite a mansion! Not as large as their "cottage" in Newport R.I., but an impressive piece of real estate. Oh, to own your railroad so that it can take you directly from your office in Manhattan to your country estate! And of course you would...More

Thank Markphmnh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gilded age mansion still being renovated. I'm glad I read previous tripadvisor reviews warning that not all rooms are open during renovation, but our guide Rick was excellent in explaining the function of the mansions rooms. The grounds are lovely and include a small waterfall...More

Thank NJGirl2012
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there in July 2017 and the mansion is undergoing renovation. Based on the recommendation of rangers at FDR Museum we only visited the grounds of the mansion. These were very scenic and worth a visit. There is no cost if you are not...More

1  Thank L M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was slightly concerned about visiting after hearing about all the renovation work taking place. The NP staff do warn you when you book tickets. We had Dymitri as our tour guide and he was brilliant - we had lots of questions from the group...More

Thank ZCC414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic mansion which despite undergoing major renovation was brought alive by a superb guide Price same as normal but 15 percent discount in shop

Thank JeanneauM
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's obvious that the Vanderbilt's longed to be European aristocrats and nothing else. They thought of themselves as the modern de Medicis. The whole mansion was decorated European aristocratic style, a bit each of Italian, German and French master craftsmanship of centuries past. It was...More

Thank leatfernwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mansion totally covered outside in scaffolding so difficult to imagine beauty of building. Restoration hopefully complete in October. Until then all furniture is covered and stored. In spite of this, Ranger Will gave a fantastic fact filled tour for about an hour. Formal gardens a...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done countless NPS tours. This one was poorly organized. We waited almost an hour in an uncomfortable room (no place to sit). Then the crowd started to assemble, and I estimate that there were 40 people in our group. While it is a...More

Thank An0nym0us1150
Reviewed 1 week ago

Home and grounds are stunning. The home is very large and decorated elaborately. The best mansion in the area to go to

Thank Donna V
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February 27, 2017|
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Response from Eugene W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can. We did.
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dsundlof
December 20, 2016|
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Response from CMKNY | Reviewed this property |
Did you miss those big blue signs that point direct you to "Vanderbilt estate" ? Big arrows? Sorry you were so stressed but you might try say, Google Maps?
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roxygypsy
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
Yeah but would be tight. If you just visited the homes yes, but might be a stretch if you plan to go to FDR museum and the grounds of the properties.
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