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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park

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Experience America's Gilded Age at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, a classic example of Beaux-Arts architecture on the banks of the Hudson that offers views of the Catskills and thick forests. On your tour of the opulent interior, you'll see gilded furniture, carved wooden columns, and early 20th-century decor. Leave time to wander through the Italian gardens. The mansion is large, and you'll walk up more than 100 steps as you explore, so wear comfortable shoes. Plan to visit Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site during your Hyde Park vacation using our convenient Hyde Park itinerary planning tool.
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  • I was finally able to visit the Vanderbilt home while all the decorations were up and it was so nice to see everything when they are not pulling it down after the holidays. The front hall was... 
    I was finally able to visit the Vanderbilt home while all the decorations were up and it was so nice to see everything when they are not pulling it down after the holidays. The front hall was...  more »
  • This was quite the experience. A wonderful afternoon spent touring the vacation house of the Vanderbilt's. The property is stunning, much of the furniture within are all originals hence why they keep....  more
    This was quite the experience. A wonderful afternoon spent touring the vacation house of the Vanderbilt's. The property is stunning, much of the furniture within are all originals hence why they keep....  more »
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  • A very peaceful and tranquil place that's great for spending the day, walking around the park, and having a picnic. The mansion tour was excellent, worth the $10 per person (or free if you have the annual pass). The guide was very clear, understandable, and knowledgeable. Oh and also had a hint of entertainment, enough to get a chuckle out of us here and there.
  • We have a wonderful couple of hours walking around the estate. To bad the tours were all sold out. I was told it doesn't happen often. Weekends can get busy, especially in the fall on the weekends. Advanced reservations not available. Definitely going back to visit inside the mansion next year when the beautiful gardens are in bloom.

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