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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My husband and I visited this beautiful mansion today thinking we would get to see most of the rooms on all 4 floors. We were sadly disappointed to only see 4 rooms on the main floor in a dimly lit environment. The tour guide was...More

1  Thank irishlass82017
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This eccentric mansion is in a large park on hilltop with amazing views. There is a new art trail with over 15 sculptures on exhibition, even one by Dave Channon, the "Steampunk Dragster". Big beautiful shade trees, many chairs and benches to relax and enjoy...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I was actually on the board for Wilderstein when Daisy Suckley was alive. At the time my wife and I lived in a one-room school house converted by her sister Katherine Suckley into a residence. Little did I know Daisy had a diary recounting her...More

1  Thank lytle2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This beautiful Queen Anne located on the banks of the Hudson River is a jewel. It is a Victorian time capsule. The Suckley family's last living member, Margaret "Daisy Suckley lived the majority of her life in this mansion. Famous family relatives came to tea...More

Thank julie372017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I chose to visit this home when visiting the Hudson Valley based on how unique it looks on the exterior. While the inside is neat, I was a bit disappointed in the tour/facilities. You can only see the bottom floor due to fire code regulations,...More

1  Thank Chelsea Z
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Stunningly beautiful. Every little detail was thought out in the design of this grand house and the placement of furniture. See the house with highly knowledgeable guide. Just incredible artwork. Tour takes about an hour. Highlight of a short trip along the Hudson River valley.

Thank NJGirl2012
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Touring Rhinebeck has it most interesting mansions. Wilderstein is a mansion that has been through its ups & downs-since built in 1888. A place my husband & I just visited. You were only on the first floor. 6 rooms (front greeting area, library, music room,...More

Thank Robert C
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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