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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
Phone Number: 1-877-444-6777
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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I will preface this by saying I have been to many of the Vanderbilt mansions. This one was special and unique. The home had all of the beauty, but the loveliness, practicality... read more

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pennslyvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First - where you enter, gate beautiful but narrow, made me thin I turned in at the wrong area. Grounds we lovely, great views. Got there in the afternoon around 1 pm, temp in the high 90's. Guide did tell us about the no a/c in the mansion and that they were not allowed to open any windows in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will preface this by saying I have been to many of the Vanderbilt mansions. This one was special and unique. The home had all of the beauty, but the loveliness, practicality and caring resonates. The Gilded Age at its best.

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Lake City, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Under renovation, but you can still see most of it. Very pretty house. Excessive, of course. Marble, statues, lots of stairs. The whole floor in the basement for household help. Nice to see, but no air conditioning.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

High school history classes don't cover this in much detail so it was delightful to hear about the times, the great wealth, and the loss of great wealth. My only complaint is how dim it was inside. I've been to other historical houses that manage to keep it bright enough so you can see things clearly as the residents would... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If nothing else, a walk on the expansive grounds and gardens of the Vanderbilt property is well worth doing on a visit to Hyde park.

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully landscaped park , for hours of hiking , picture taking , picnic ( carry out ) - has a gift shop- You can tour the mansion . Has a wonderful view of the Hudson river .

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We toured the grounds, but didn't ask about a house tour as it looked as though it was being refurbished. A surprise and delight was the gift store clerk, who went out of her way to help us with wrapping a gift that we purchased there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great end to wonderful day. After visiting the FDR home and museum walked to the Vanderbilt Museum. It was a 3.1 mile walk on level ground except at the end where I strode up a slight incline to get to the visitor center. I bought an annual pass ($40) at the FDR home which got me into the... More 

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Thank Shawn G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous mansion!! Unlike anything I've ever seen in person! Such an informative tour of an amazingly glamorous home. Definitely should check this home out and you won't be disappointed!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the gilded age has been an interest of mine. This was a nice tour. Matthew, the park ranger guide, was nice and informative. The whole park staff was very nice. you can see the difference between the vanderbilts and the Roosevelt's.

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