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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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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hudson river” (110 reviews)
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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A remarkable property. Originally a 700 acre seasonal place. The house is an amazing piece of architecture, the Indiana limestone exterior is a jaw dropper. The interior is fabulous and provides a real look at how the house functioned. The former servants became the first...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed yesterday

We are very fortunate that this lovely structure Gilded Age structure was preserved. It's historical value alone is worth whatever it takes to ensure that it remains intact and open to the public so that future generations can observe craftsmanship and architectural perfection, which I...More

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The mansion is under restoration - inside & out - but, our guide (John), was a pro. His knowledge about the family & the structure was vast & his description of what had taken place in each space was so vivid that no furnishings were...More

Thank ColonyHouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the mansion was undergoing a major renovation the visit was well worth the trip. We had the good fortune a having Dimitri as our guide and couldn't have enjoyed the time, learned more about the Vanderbilt history or experienced the buildings, grounds and...More

Thank mvpmich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fine tour but were very sad that we could see so little due to the remodeling. The park ranger knew a lot and was very patient and funny when we asked him questions. There is a lovely overlook of the river to...More

Thank shirley0415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently took a bus trip to the Culinary Institute that included a stop at the Vanderbilt Mansion. When we arrived at the mansion it was very evident from the scaffolding on the outside of the building that extensive rennovation was underway. Later we learned...More

2  Thank 3Bucci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the mansion, wait until the renovation is complete. As we are not going back in the foreseeable future, we had no choice so we went. Our guide was knowledgeable and humorous so we got a lot of history and information...More

1  Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was excellent. He was animated and went out of his way to illustrate the historical context of the house and was very knowledgeable about the furnishings (the ones that weren't covered or packed up). However, while I researched the property in advance and...More

1  Thank Ash62_68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a Saturday to visit the grounds and house of this magnificent 'country house.' This house was the respite for the wealthy Vanderbilts to come to via New York City. You could come by rail (essentially their own train stop) or also by...More

Thank jansjourneys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansion is undergoing a major restoration so access is limited, but don't let that deter you as the views of the Hudson River and the grounds are certain to thrill you.

2  Thank Mark M
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Could we use our NP Senior Passes for any of the sites in this area?
28 February 2017|
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Response from lobstaluva | Reviewed this property |
We were part of a group so did not use our NP Senior Pass, but I believe the pass is good at every site in the NP program. Other than at Zion, we have been able to use the pass at every site.
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dsundlof
The address listed is WRONG. That is for The Roosevelt mansion. Made my girlfriend and I stressed and late. Plus had to drive through Poughkeepsie which is not pleasant. You need to check basic facts. I didn't have reason to doubt the address as it was provided on a site about The Vanderbilt Mansion.
21 December 2016|
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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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roxygypsy
Is it possible to do the FDR Museum, the ValKill, and the Vanderbilt Mansion tour in one day?
8 September 2016|
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Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
Yeah but would be tight. If you just visited the homes yes, but might be a stretch if you plan to go to FDR museum and the grounds of the properties.
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