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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 day

The grounds are great nice peaceful look they are doing a lot of construction on the Mansion but... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
John A
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wappingers falls
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Excellent Guided Tour

As fortune would have it, we arrived on the 100th Birthday weekend of the National Parks Services... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Jim B
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Ontario, Canada
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hudson river” (121 reviews)
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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The grounds are great nice peaceful look they are doing a lot of construction on the Mansion but very pleasant wide open areas beautiful trees Garden was nice even late in the season we enjoyed ourselves

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

As fortune would have it, we arrived on the 100th Birthday weekend of the National Parks Services and this historic attraction was open to the public for free. We arrived for the 11:00 am tour on Sunday morning and got William, a very knowledgable guide...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I've seen several Vanderbuilt homes in New Port, RI and Ashville, NC. This is the smallest I've seen, but size is the only difference. No expense was spared for this summer cottage. Unbelievable attention to detail. A fine example of how the wealthy lived during...More

Thank JavaGirl65
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

As a child, I have such fond memories of visiting the Vanderbilt mansion with my parents. Now that I have two little ones of my own, I wanted to share it with them. Even though the front steps are still being repaired, and we had...More

Thank MomofBoysG
Reviewed 26 August 2016

While visiting Poughkeepsie, NY and driving around, we came across the Vanderbuilt Mansion. The grounds were amazing and overlooked the Hudson River. The mansion was beautiful. Was not able to take the tour but was told that they are given every hour.

1  Thank Rosalie C
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The guided was great. She had a kit if knowledge on the family. The down side was the small child about three that was running around being loud and disruptive. It was hard to hear the guided. The tour and the grounds were beautiful.

Thank Constance C
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This house is tiny compared to Biltmore house in Asheville, NC, but was built to the opulent standard. It is a Vanderbilt home to be lived in during the spring and autumn retreats. Winters were spent in NYC and summers in Newport News for a...More

Thank AlanFields
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We made reservations for three sites in the area. If we had known, we would just have shown up and gotten these tours at a great discount with the National Park senior pass. The total price was reasonable, however, for the value received. This was...More

Thank Moira49
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Admission $10, free to park and walk around the grounds. Admission is only available with a tour guide, tours leave hourly. We have lots of photos and will cherish the memories of touring a mansion of another era. Grounds are beautiful. Inexpensive and worth a...More

Thank DEEvaluator
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Tour was excellent, felt a bit rushed, and of course you can't just wander around the house. On the other hand, once you've seen one gilded room you've kind of seen them all. The guide did provide a very good overview of the context and...More

Thank idonotusescreennames
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Yes. You can. We did.
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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?
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