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“Great view from Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site”

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
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Hudson Valley New York Great Estates Pass
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Hyde Park
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Owner description: This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

While in Hyde Park try not to miss the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.
The house is a magnificent example of a turn of the century Robber Barron's country house.
The view of the Hudson River is outstanding.

Thank Jgoldchain
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stopped here to pass some time during a visit to the Poughkeepsie area. We spent about an hour walking around the grounds, which were very pretty in late October, with fall foliage on display, and late summer flowers still providing a show in the flower gardens. (We didn't take the tour of the house.)

Thank Juliana M
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The grounds are spectacular - do spend time walking to Bard's Rock and back to the lower gate house. The house - you get to see most of it and you can take (nonflash) pictures of the interior. Our guide was very good, lots of interesting stories. How much time to see the Mansion and grounds: the house tour is about an hour and an hour plus for walking the grounds.

1  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stopped here on our annual national parks trip- this time to the East Coast. We always buy the national parks recreation passport which allows you to get into all of the national parks for a full year for one price. If you are visiting multiple national parks you should look into it because it will save you money, often paying for itself after only two or three stops.

We arrived here around 3:30 and the 4:00 tour was sold out and they do not sell tickets for the next day. We walked around the grounds and took pictures after a visit to the FDR house (we made the last tour there ;) which was at 4:00) and looked out over the river as the sun was setting- it was lovely. We came back the next morning and got on the 9:00 tour- there were only 2 other people on this tour. The park ranger was knowledgable and because there were only the five of us they gave us plenty of time to look around the home. The home is beautiful. It is reminiscent of Versaille in that it is OVER THE TOP. And to think, they only used this home 4 months out of the year, using this during the cool spring months and late summer and then yachting around Europe. What a life. This is a great stop and I would recommend doing all three parks in the Hyde Park area to get a full view of how the other half lived- very beautiful and peaceful setting as well. There is RV parking and you can have dogs on the property but not in the home of course!

1  Thank eclipsethecat
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I was expecting a lot more to this visit. It was a bit disappointing. But still a learning experience. To know how the Vanderbilts started and where the money came from,the intrigues and their other homes around the US as well.
What gas disappointing wad that there was really no wheel chair access. Though they had an elevator inside the house.

Thank tokietan2
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