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Vanderbilt Museum

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Address: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721-1145
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+1 631-854-5555
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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A must visit place

Tour of mansion was awesome.The planetarium show was great. A lot to see and do here.The view and the grounds were Amazing to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour of mansion was awesome.The planetarium show was great. A lot to see and do here.The view and the grounds were Amazing to see.

Thank auction14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed! Great day trip from NYC. The estate, museum, history will just take your breath away!

Thank MoscowMiami
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the first time to the museum, and really enjoyed our day. Saw a show, which was really cool, and perfect time to keep the attention of our 5 year old. After we walked around the property which was cool. Seeing the size of the property was great. Lots of hills and some small trails to walk on.... More 

Thank charlie b
East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Must see this beautiful property. Take time to enjoy the house tour, holiday time the mansion is decorated for the season and absolutely stunning. What a gem of a property.

Thank R L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Attended the planetarium with my 10 year old daughter we had an amazing time. We saw two shows and both were fantastic the narrators kept us well informed and interested, and geared for younger children to understand. Definitely a gem on Long Island used to library pass which made it even more affordable.

Thank mark d
Smithtown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My daughter and I love to view the stars at the Planetarium. We visited in the winter to see the Winter night sky. The Planetarium is open late on Friday nights. Enjoy!

Thank Christine P
Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful time to visit this beautiful mansion. It is not large, but it is a great place to stroll the grounds, look at the water, tour the house, visit the planetarium and luxuriate in the lifestyle of William Vanderbilt. At holiday time the mansion is decorated and beautiful. If you choose to take the tour, the docent is... More 

Thank marie s
Calabash, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Visited recently to see the Mansion of one of America's richest families decorated for Christmas. Well worth the price of admission. Wear comfortable shoes as there is alot of walking and climbing stairs if you choose to take in all the floors. Guided tour can take from 45 to 90 min.according to how big the group is and the luck... More 

Thank RichGag714
Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Gone many times. It is not huge as mansions go, but sizable. The guides are very informative and often contribute fun stories about the family and their history. It is on a beautiful property overlooking the sound with a boat house. There is a Planetarium on premises which is great for the kids and adults as well. It is available... More 

Thank Linda110141
Atherton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is the former summer home of the Vanderbilts. It houses some of his collection (much of it old and dated, but kids will still love it), and their house. Lovely views over the harbor and Bay.


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