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Address: Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone Number: +1 845-876-4818
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Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and...

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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Spectacular September views

Historic home on the Hudson.Take time to walk the property or visit the house. The river views are breathtaking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Rhinebeck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Historic home on the Hudson.Take time to walk the property or visit the house. The river views are breathtaking.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual and interesting site! Tour guide was very knowledgeable, and passionate about the house and the family. It is worth your time if you are in the area!

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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip upstate, we took a side trip to Old Rhinebeck. While there we stopped at Wilderstein Historic Site which was the family residence of the Suckley's. Who were an affluent, but nondescript family who lived here for 3 generations. The last generation had a unique relationship with President Franklin Roosevelt. Margaret Suckley (affectionately known as 'Daisy') was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit / view is beautiful/ guide is knowledgeable and accommodating/ interesting to see how they restore it to the original look

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The setting is gorgeous and the house and family story fascinating. Run by dedicated volunteers, the first tour is at noon and the last at 3:30 limited days of the week-- be sure to check website. Small, but interesting gift shop. Highly recommend

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Luckily for us, our friends told us about Wilderstein and we took a tour there recently. It begins with a video in the old downstairs kitchen, where you can see the old ice box, fireplace and get a glimpse of the family tree. The home has been lovingly restored and the tour guide Evan Q, was quite knowledgeable and made... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This historic site is the most complete and evocative. It's my favorite and has been for years. Be sure to visit often to watch the amazing restoration of the structures and landscape.

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Thank merrahue
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Worth stopping at this site for a quick tour. Located an a beautiful spot with gorgeous view. It is a quick tour since you can only view the first floor. Interesting after going to Hyde park since Daisy was part of that era and social circle. Also interesting to see the did fence in style here compared to so many... More 

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Thank Oona C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took the house tour today. The tour guide was so informative. He knew so much family history. The house is amazing and the views of the river spectacular. We walked a couple of the hiking trails and just enjoyed the scenery. We would definitely recommend people come see and learn about this historic site.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have read quite a few reviews about this estate & was saddened that so many people panned it. First of all, the site itself is gorgeous. It is set in a bend on the Hudson & has a wonderful view of the River & the Lighthouse. I brought my dogs & we walked along the carriage road & then... More 

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