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Wilderstein Historic Site

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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...more
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Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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All reviews first floor hyde park hudson river her sister tour guide queen anne franklin delano roosevelt beautiful house worth the trip the ground floor family history enjoy the view interesting architecture stained glass windows three generations original furnishings short video
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit this estate on a cold day, when the end-of-2018 government shutdown limited our tourism options in the area, and boy, did it make us regret the shutdown even more. First off, the introductory video is on a VHS that was so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grasshopperay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We toured this mansion as part of a group tour. The staff was very organized and split us in to smaller groups. It was a very thorough tour and the docent was excellent. The place was decorated very nicely for the holidays and not overly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the Wilderstein site on a chilly Sunday afternoon. A volunteer gave us a brief background of the home's history, followed by a five minute video interview of two family members. Three rooms have been restored and are beautifully furnished with original pieces. Docents...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dianea717
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Interesting story of the last resident, a friend of FDR. On ly the first floor is on the tour but it is just amazing. Note that they are only open starting on Thursday at 12:00. The grounds are also amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The guide for the tour of Wilderstein is excellent. She has been a tour guide in the house for 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge of this house, the family and the surrounding area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a 2 or 3 mile drive off US-9 and might not be worth it unless you take the tour. We didn’t have time for that, but did enjoy the grounds and the scenic drive to Rhinecliff and beyond driving north. We saw only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interesting little tour, very brief but the grounds are beautiful. I wish you got to see a bit more of the house, but it was a nice place to stop and take in the views.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank RaspberryMojito
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Who lived in this amazing mansion all of her 100 years of life. What a story. What a homestead. What a view & remote Hudson Riverside location. This is hidden gem and a “must” if you are interested in FDR’s life and loves. Just a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Reviewed 26 June 2018

See how the well-to-do lived in the 1880's to 1920's when this beautiful Victorian was enlarged and at its peak. The exterior and most of the main rooms have been restored. See the beautiful stained glass windows designed by a member of the Tiffany family....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank David S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

One of the lesser known mansions on the Hudson. Not a very long tour, mostly the ground floor but very informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank NewJerseyFred
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4 August 2018|
Response from NewJerseyFred | Reviewed this property |
Tour Season: May 3 – October 28 for guided Tours Holiday tours Thanksgiving and December weekends Tour Days & Hours: Thursday – Sunday The first tour of the day begins at noon and the last tour begins at 3:30pm Tours start... More
Linda M
15 April 2017|
Response from Mellie C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it is open in April