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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
Phone Number: 1-877-444-6777
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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Excellent Guided Tour

As fortune would have it, we arrived on the 100th Birthday weekend of the National Parks Services and this historic attraction was open to the public for free. We arrived for the... read more

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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As fortune would have it, we arrived on the 100th Birthday weekend of the National Parks Services and this historic attraction was open to the public for free. We arrived for the 11:00 am tour on Sunday morning and got William, a very knowledgable guide with excellent prevention skills. The tour of the home took about 1 hour and the... More 

Thank Jim0693
Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've seen several Vanderbuilt homes in New Port, RI and Ashville, NC. This is the smallest I've seen, but size is the only difference. No expense was spared for this summer cottage. Unbelievable attention to detail. A fine example of how the wealthy lived during the guilded age. The Park Ranger tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I enjoyed... More 

Thank JavaGirl65
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a child, I have such fond memories of visiting the Vanderbilt mansion with my parents. Now that I have two little ones of my own, I wanted to share it with them. Even though the front steps are still being repaired, and we had to enter through the servants quarters- They were not disappointed by its beautiful and opulence!... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting Poughkeepsie, NY and driving around, we came across the Vanderbuilt Mansion. The grounds were amazing and overlooked the Hudson River. The mansion was beautiful. Was not able to take the tour but was told that they are given every hour.

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Pensacola, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The guided was great. She had a kit if knowledge on the family. The down side was the small child about three that was running around being loud and disruptive. It was hard to hear the guided. The tour and the grounds were beautiful.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This house is tiny compared to Biltmore house in Asheville, NC, but was built to the opulent standard. It is a Vanderbilt home to be lived in during the spring and autumn retreats. Winters were spent in NYC and summers in Newport News for a more lively time. Our NPS guide was fabulous.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made reservations for three sites in the area. If we had known, we would just have shown up and gotten these tours at a great discount with the National Park senior pass. The total price was reasonable, however, for the value received. This was a great mansion to visit! It had all the original furnishings, etc. Ranger Mike gave... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Admission $10, free to park and walk around the grounds. Admission is only available with a tour guide, tours leave hourly. We have lots of photos and will cherish the memories of touring a mansion of another era. Grounds are beautiful. Inexpensive and worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tour was excellent, felt a bit rushed, and of course you can't just wander around the house. On the other hand, once you've seen one gilded room you've kind of seen them all. The guide did provide a very good overview of the context and what this lifestyle truly represented, for the men, women and workers involved.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited this site with my 12 year old daughter last week. The house was beautiful and the tour guide Dimitri was exceptional. He was loud and clear, knowledgable, informative, and had a great sense of humor. He brought the story to life. The only problem was that the exterior of the mansion was under construction. But restoration is important... More 

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