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“Charming glimpse into the past”

Wilderstein Historic Site
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$65.00*
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Hudson Valley New York Great Estates Pass
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Rhinebeck
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Owner description: Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, whose extraordinarily close relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been well-chronicled and is the subject of much interest. Wilderstein’s guided tour includes the elaborate 1888 interiors of the first floor of the mansion, the exterior architecture, landscape, annual exhibition, and video. The regular season for guided tours is May through October. In addition, the mansion is open and decorated for the holidays from Thanksgiving weekend until the end of December.There is also a network of hiking trails on the property, special events throughout the year, a gift shop, and spectacular Hudson River views.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Charming glimpse into the past”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

While access is limited to a few rooms on the main floor it is well worth the trip to see this refurbished architectural gem.

Visited February 2012
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Staatsburg, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

One of my favorite places to visit in the area. Bring lunch and have a picnic with the family or with friends

Visited April 2012
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hudson valley, ny
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87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Another interesting Hudson valley Mansion”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Interesting period house linked to the F.D. Roosevelts. Docet led tour was informative and architecture unique among the houses of the time.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hauntingly beautiful”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This lovely historic house has been beautifully restored. The grounds are pleasing with a nice view of the river.

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Brooklyn
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wilderstien is great!”
Reviewed November 13, 2009

I loved our trip to Wilderstein. I read the bad review -- I don't know what that person was expecting, but what's actually their is pretty cool.

The tour I took -- which I think was the standard tour -- showed us 6 rooms in the house. The kitchen was so authentic and old-fashioned, it took us right back to early America. The entranceway was gorgeous, my wife stood and stared at every little detail. She wanted to have our wedding here! Then the tour took us to the grounds, which were wonderful. Afterwards we just walked around for an hour and felt the peace of the place. I'd totally go back for another visit or a picnic. Highly recommended!

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