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All reviews gilded age vanderbilt mansion hudson river formal gardens other half spring and fall beautiful grounds our tour guide third floor the national park service under construction great tour open to the public original furnishings down the road national historic site gift shop
A tour starts inside the visitor center. Margert -tour guide- first gave a very detailed history of the Vanderbilts & the mansion's construction phase. The visitor center was Frederick & Louise's residence during the mansion's construction. Only the lower floor of the visitor center can...More
To be able to visit one of the former Mansions to gain an insight into the wealthy in the late 19th, early 20th centuries was interesting.
The house is impressive, even if it is one of many that they had. The view over the Hudson...More
The Mansion is in tip-top shape and fun to explore. It amazed me that people lived such glorious lives and had fortune in money. The grounds are tailored to perfection.
Visit and the history from the past.
This is just one of the Vanderbilt Mansions - there are larger ones that are more impressive. Still a visit here gives one an idea of what life was like in the Gilded Age. The furnishings are the originals. What I'll remember of my visit...More
Our fall visit to mansion was fine but we were not overly impressed. The tour was just fair and the handicapped access was not working. We have visited the Mansions in
Rhode Island and the Baltimore and this visit and tour was not as nice...More
My daughter and I visited in October; would like to return in spring when the gardens are in bloom. We used my National Parks Pass and took the first tour of the day. I am a retired teacher with an interest in the Gilded Age...More
Quite by accident we came across this house first and we were pleased that we could see the opulence of this house in comparison to Val Kill or FDR's house. The guides were excellent and provided an interesting and informative view of both the house...More
With everything else to see in the Hyde Park area, we didn’t have time for a tour but enjoyed a drive through the grounds on a beautiful fall day. You get scenic glimpses of the Hudson River and distant Catskills from the parking lot.