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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
+1 877-444-6777
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Great way to spend a few hours!

We had to check out of our accommodations in Brooklyn and our flight out wasn't til 10:00 pm so we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada

The tour through the mansion was astonishing. Too bad that the rooms were not nicely set up like in... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Gunnar M
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
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  • Average8%
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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
+1 877-444-6777
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to check out of our accommodations in Brooklyn and our flight out wasn't til 10:00 pm so we rented a car and went to the Vanderbilt Mansion. What a nice way to spend the time! We really enjoyed this glimpse of luxury living...More

1  Thank Cruisin_n_r_b
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The tour through the mansion was astonishing. Too bad that the rooms were not nicely set up like in the other mansion in the Hudson River. It was not easy to imagine the way of life in the past but still you got a very...More

Thank Gunnar M
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This estate has something for everyone. A planatarium, private natural history exhibits and the mansion and grounds themselves. At one time Vanderbilt was the richest man in the world...extraordinary tale and treasures.

2  Thank MaesReview
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

NPS fans are extraordinarily fortunate that such a building and its grounds can be visited nearly completely intact. The magnificent marble and sitting areas welcome you into the home. Just as it was, you can run your hand over the velvet banisters as you head...More

1  Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Vanderbilts knew how to live. They built this gorgeous estate in Hyde Park so they could get out of the city on weekends over the summer.They had their own train stop! The mansion is available for tours as are the grounds. Greta views of...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The Vanderbilt Mansion has a wonderful historical tour. It’s got a rich history that provides insight into the lives of the rich and famous of the Day. Our tour guide was a great story teller which made the tour extra fun.

1  Thank reg1309
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Be thankful you don't have to change your clothes four to eight times s day . Super ornate furnishings of the rich and famous . Excellent your given by national parks ranger, Nice gift shop

1  Thank bashyl
Reviewed 8 December 2017

12/2017 - Mansion renovations just about completed. Quiet, beautiful grounds.Beautiful views of the Hudson River. Can have picnics near the river on the lower property. Walking required.

Thank mamNy
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Please, if you can, make a trip here. The docents are extremely informative. The furnishings are breathtaking. The grounds are amazing. We have been several times. A great value.

Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Even though we took this tour on a cold November day in the midst of scaffolding, renovation and covered furnishings...this mansion is a must to visit. Our tour guide was excellent, provided a plethora of awesome information, and gave us time on each floor, to...More

Thank AJfromPA
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Response from CMKNY | Reviewed this property |
Did you miss those big blue signs that point direct you to "Vanderbilt estate" ? Big arrows? Sorry you were so stressed but you might try say, Google Maps?