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Wilderstein Historic Site

Rhinebeck, NY 12572
+1 845-876-4818
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Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, whose extraordinarily close relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been well-chronicled and is the subject of much interest. Wilderstein’s guided tour includes the elaborate 1888 interiors of the first floor of the mansion, the exterior architecture, landscape, annual exhibition, and video. The regular season for guided tours is May through October. In addition, the mansion is open and decorated for the holidays from Thanksgiving weekend until the end of December.There is also a network of hiking trails on the property, special events throughout the year, a gift shop, and spectacular Hudson River views.
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Rhinebeck, NY 12572
+1 845-876-4818
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting architecture and history related to FDR. lower floors only. upper floors with special permission. Nice collection of photos and FALA's dog house.

Thank susan J
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We viewed this site from a Hudson River cruise and heard about it's history. Looks like a nice place to visit although I understand the entire house is not open to view.

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Wilderstein will interest both lovers of old houses and the Roosevelt history buff. It's set on the east side of the Hudson with fine views of the river. It also is one of the few high Victorian-style houses open to the public among the many...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Sometimes you need to have company to visit a great place in your own backyard. We visited the site today and took Jan's tour with another couple. We both thought it was an excellent tour because Jan was so knowledgeable about the family history, the...More

Thank pkpmadison
Reviewed 24 October 2017

On Sunday we visited the Wilderstein Historic site, the home of the Stuckley family, who are probably best known for Daisy Stuckley, who was an "assistant" and dog sitter for neighbor and cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Margaret, aka Daisy, appears in the welcome video as...More

1  Thank orientsailor
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Wonderful large lawn. A perfect picnic spot. This site is never crowded. Great views of Hudson River. Also has a trail to walk with cute bench rest spots. House very interesting architecture and home of Daisy a close friend of Franklin D Roosevelt. Tour of...More

Thank hooch57
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wilderstein is yet another rich person's home, built in the Queen Anne style late in the 19th century. What's remarkable about it is that it never went out of the family, and remained remarkably intact, with gorgeous woodwork and remarkable detailing, plus it has a...More

Thank Ellis P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A unique and highly interesting history to this place. Just a delight to tour. Learn about the owner and the connection with FDR.

Thank Upstate956
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely house with beautiful gardens. The tour however was limited to just one floor and we felt cheated by this tour. Either get it totally open or tell people before that there is limited Access and proceed at your own after. I felt cheated

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

While the house is stunning both outside and in, you see less then one full floor....of a four floor mansion. I was quite disappointed. Past that the house is stunning.

Thank NathanielGoodtimes
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Linda M
15 April 2017|
Response from Mellie C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it is open in April