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Address: 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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09:30 - 16:30
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Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house...

Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house that was built between 1817 and 1835. Now a museum, Hyde Hall offers fabulous views of Otsego Lake and the surrounding countryside. Hourly guided tours are available May through October, with tours departing from Tin Top, the Visitors' Center, beginning at 10 am through to 4 pm.

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An English country house overlooking a NY lake

We enjoy visiting restored houses and getting a sense of how people in other times and other social classes lived. In spite of the ongoing restoration work noted by other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Southern NJ
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Southern NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We enjoy visiting restored houses and getting a sense of how people in other times and other social classes lived. In spite of the ongoing restoration work noted by other reviewers, it is certainly possible to do this at Hyde Hall, where a number of rooms, including an astonishing formal dining room, have been restored to their early 19th century... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a significant bit of american Architectural history. The house is in restoration and some upgrading of infrastructure and it is fascinating to see this process in progress.There was a well-spoken tour guide and plenty to see. some furniture, original wall treatments, fireplaces and some interpretive information. Views of the lake were spectacular. they have special events during the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

At first glance you may not think that Hyde is anything that special... but looks can be deceiving. Completed in 5 stages, this limestone wonder is a stunner. It is taking much love, a lot of time, effort, research and MONEY to get this mansion on the lake back into shape... after years of abandonment, the damage was seemingly insurmountable.... More 

1 Thank Janine T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Hyde Hall is a magnificent neoclassical mansion overlooking the lake and well worth a visit. At one time the largest private home in the country, it also includes an enclosed interior courtyard and beautiful wood trim and ornamental plasterwork. Although restoration is ongoing, most of the ground floor is finished, along with some of the upstairs rooms. Also interesting is... More 

1 Thank Carolyn B
Schaghticoke, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Hyde Hall is a hidden gem of a house, in the process of restoration. First, it is astonishing to see a house of this size and importance is such an out-of-the way location. The architecture and setting are worth the visit alone, but the process of restoration is fascinating. The only down side was a rather pedestrian and wordy tour... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to this Historic site through the 2016 NY Geocache Challenge. I wished I would have had more time to tour inside the hall. I enjoyed the exterior architecture as well as the beautiful view of the lake while I was here.

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Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Hyde Hall is a 50 room mansion in an area where one would not expect to find one. The restoration is a work in progress. One can see the beauty of the building, the glory of its past, and work being done to bring it back from the years of neglect. The history of the family and their relationship to... More 

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Greenville, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I visited in August 2016, & at that point in time the house was on its way toward renovation but not there. It's worthwhile to visit this place for that reason now, just as it will be worthwhile to visit when the preservation effort is more fully realized. The house is worth preservation & it's being preserved. Young people interested... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Hyde Hall is a partially restored 50 room "mansion". You can see the work in progress. It sat empty for many years until the state took it over and began restoration

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Washington, D.C.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Well, they are working on it, but Hyde Hall has a long way to go toward restoration. The charm was that there were only 3 of us on the tour on a mid-summer day and the docent was fully committed and knowledgeable. The house is a work in progress and you you step through construction. If you are thinking you'll... More 

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