Although we travel extensively, we often avoid the tradional tourist attractions. However since we were in the area, we decided to give it go. At this time of the year, tickets are $39 per person. You can purchase them online ( which I would suggest you do) and print them off your home printer. You can also get discounts by booking 7 days in advance. You need to have your tickets with you to get in the main gate and enter the house. When arriving the first impression is the largeness of the property. You drive miles to get to the different areas. We arrived before 10AM and parked in the closest parking lot. You can take a shuttle. We did the 5 min walk to the house. You are given an audio device, a short instruction and set off to go at your own pace. Even early in the day and off season there is still a fair number of people. The house tour took about 90 minutes and I thought was well done. It gave some information about each room but not excessive. It was interesting to see how people lived, played and worked in the past. After the tour you can wander the gardens. At this time of year, there is not much in the gardens, but it is a nice walk with beautiful scenery. We then drove over to the winery and had lunch at the Bistro. Nice place with good food. We were impressed. Be sure to visit the winery and tast some wines for free. We did buy a bottle of the Pino Grigio that was pretty good. Overall we spent over 4 hours there, which is not bad value. If you are in the area, definitely worth a visit.