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“Picturesque”

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.
Haymarket, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
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“Picturesque”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Toured free courtesy of Veterans Day. Tour guide was friendly and well versed in all aspects of the house. The grounds are amazing, bring a picnic and enjoy!

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“nice to see but needs work”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I would have rated this higher had the grounds been in better shape. There is a lear lack of care in the gardens and green space around the mansion. This would never exist in Europe. I wish they would put more effort into this. The inside is nice and the tour in informative but it's pretty basic stuff.

Visited September 2013
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Long Beach, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great view from Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Skillman, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pretty stop if you're in the area”
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.)

Visited November 2012
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Andover, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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“A simple get away (if you are extremely rich)”
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.

Visited September 2013
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