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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
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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Great tour into the Gilded Age

Our guide Dominick, was informative and very colorfully brought the past into the present. The house and grounds are wonderful and well worth the time spent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Toms River, New Jersey

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our guide Dominick, was informative and very colorfully brought the past into the present. The house and grounds are wonderful and well worth the time spent.

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I love taking tours of historic houses. This was one of the best. Our guide had fact after fact, story after story to tell about the Vanderbilt family. The mansion is going through renovations, but we were fortunate to come on a day when the second floor had been reopened...you may want to call ahead, since the... More 

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Pennington, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is less historical than the Roosevelt sites in the area, but no less informative or interesting. Looking into the lives of the Robber Barons is fascinating, especially the mechanics of running a house this size. Some of my favorite parts were "downstairs." Best of all, the grounds are stunning and you can spend lots of time just wandering around,... More 

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Deep River, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable and informative tour...we were lucky enough to have park ranger ?Mike A as our guide and he was a font of information and very funny too....he really made the tour exceptional. The grounds are beautiful - serene and peaceful - and they are open to the public - you only pay for the guided tour. We saw... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mansion tour was worth the money and time. It is an excellent view into America's gilded age with most of the rooms completely intact.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vanderbilt Mansion is a chance to see a Gilded Age mansion that is on a more manageable scale than the ones in Newport or Asheville. It is fully furnished and the Park Service guides are entertaining. The couple who built it were interesting to hear about and the house has many pretty features. The gift shop is outstanding.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

National historic site, Worth taking a tour of this amazing home. Rooms are stunning, park guide very knowledgeable of the Vanderbilt family. Small gift shop, with lots of unique items. Tour takes about 60 minutes. Don't miss a hidden gem.

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Brookville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide (Margaret?) did a great job giving our large group a tour of the Vanderbilt house. She provided a lot of detail and was able to answer everyone's questions. The house itself is beautiful, if not a little extravagant, but I guess if you've got it, flaunt it. We toured the gardens beforehand since we got there about 30... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice historic site. Awesome sites and amazing artifacts from one of the wealthiest families in America really cool site to see. Great grounds to walk around on a beautiful day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice small cottage for you to get a feel for how one of vanderbilt's lived. Connected to the FDR house and if you want to spend a day - a great trail which links the two houses. There is a larger trail which connects other sites where FDR and Eleanor also had.

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