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“Hyde Park on Hudson - the real Daisy house”

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
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well worth going to if you are in the area. They only show you the first floor, but the history that goes with it is very interesting. Daisy really did have a close relationship with Roosevelt, but not like the movie. She was a very smart woman. Restoration of the house is continuing. The grounds are very nice.

2  Thank Renee789Infintel
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

This place is a little cash straped. There are elements of the interior that rival any mansion in the valley and are extemely creative. Good hiking trails.

2  Thank marvin b
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley. I love when they have local artists' sculptures on display.

2  Thank JessicaG699
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

such an interesting place...kind of a mini-mansion....crammed with interesting detail, plus a video featuring Daisy Suckley....

2  Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Wilderstein group has done a superb job in restoring this grand mansion. The history is fascinating (this was the Suckley homestead, Daisy Suckley was FDR's "Closest Companion" when he had his summer place down the road in Hyde Park.)

1  Thank dougiefresh_11
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