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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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519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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+1 877-444-6777

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited the Vanderbilt mansion (although apparently their nieces and newphews referred to it as a "cottage") and were really captured by the interior--rooms, decorations and relative simplicity of how the other half lives.

Thank sue f
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Beautiful Mansion and Grounds - Flower gardens were very impressive and I can only imagine how beautiful in a month or two. Ranger tour was very informative of both the Mansion and the time period. Hard to comprehend the wealth of the few of the...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 May 2016

On a rainy May first, my partner and I visited the Vanderbilt Mansion. The tour starts at the guest-house where the park ranger tells you a bit about the mansion. Then you walk right over and into the front door. The mansion is impressive, the...More

Thank Zach D
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The house and grounds are beautiful! The Rangers do a terrific job of helping you understand the time period when the home was built. The furnishings are so interesting!!

Thank dgarforth
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of the Hudson. The people who work here are very nice and knowledgeable. I would recommend going after the flowerbeds have bloomed. I went in March and could only imagine how impressive they must look in the spring. The gardens were obviously empty...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have been visiting t his site since I was a teen. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. They allow you to bring your dog as long as you clean up after him.Lots of running room for the dogs.use to be used for Hyde Park 4th...More

Thank debbievelie1
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This mansion is stunning throughout. The craftsmanship of mansion and the furnishings is worth seeing. The paintings are beautiful. There is so much to see you need to plan on taking time to enjoy. We were lucky that our group was really small and we...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great tour of the mansion with lots of information about the family and the workings of the mansion by the Park Services Ranger. Grounds are beautiful for walking around and just relaxing.

Thank Cruising2by2
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We went to Vanderbilt Mansion for an early morning tour since we had a reservation for afternoon at Culinary Institute. My grandchildren had a lovely time.

Thank jokearney2014
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was a nice day to spend the afternoon. I went with a friend, we took the tour and got to see the way Guilded Age persons spent their money. The tour guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I couldnt help but think while there,...More

Thank Joe V
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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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