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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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A Lovely Tour - going back after Renovations!

I went for a tour in June 2016, it was really hot! Obviously, there isn't any air conditioning, so the tour is hot, but it's great that they only allow a set amount into the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went for a tour in June 2016, it was really hot! Obviously, there isn't any air conditioning, so the tour is hot, but it's great that they only allow a set amount into the mansion at a time. The tour guide was lovely, and full of great information about the home and family. It was so interesting to hear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the exterior was under renovation, touring the interior with a sweet, special, knowledgeable guide was an awesome experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am all for National Historic Sites, but this is a good example of what should not be one. It is simply a big house from the Gilded Age, with no intrinsic historic or architectural value. Neither its owner nor her heirs had the money to keep it up, so her neighbor FDR suggested that she give it to the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting part of our history. Park Service Guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We are going back in the Spring to check out the gardens. Gardens. Garden upkeep maintained by volunteers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very funny. It was very interesting to see how the Vanderbilt's lived and to hear the story about their fortune. Unfortunately it was winter and the gardens were dormant. Would like to visit again in Spring. There is a nice gift store, but no food or beverages. The grounds are beautiful, bring a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I enjoyed each minute I spent here. The house is beautiful and the presentation is immaculate. We're lucky that after Vanderbilt died in 1938 the house lay empty (although full furnished) until FDR purchased it for the park service at the incredible sum of $1. We spent about two and a half hours on the grounds in late December. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

tour guide was wonderful. visit was beautiful and I can see it being even more beautiful on a sunny spring or fall day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Although a somewhat 'smaller' home than some of the larger Vanderbilt mansions (this is a summer home), this one is a must see. The home is filled with its original furnishings which adds to the awesomeness of this place. Tour guide was very informative and if you hold a National Parks membership, this tour is included. You can also purchase... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

We visited the Vanderbilt Mansion on a rainy day in October. The guide that we had was very good which kept the tour interesting. We have visited several other Vanderbilt mansions throughout the country and this is one of the smaller and least extravagant. That being said, what one was able to see on the tour was very enjoyable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This historic mansion is part of our US National Park Service and is a very important part of our history as it depicts how the very American wealthy lived before there was income taxes and property taxes. This mansion is preserved as it would have been back when Fredrick Vanderbilt lived. It contains most of the original furniture and art... More 

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