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Wilderstein Historic Site

Rhinebeck, NY 12572
+1 845-876-4818
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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) 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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+1 845-876-4818
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Reviewed yesterday

I gave this five stars even though you are not allowed to visit any rooms upstairs. The downstairs rooms, with original furnishings, art and stained glass windows, are worth a visit. The views of the Hudson made me want to sit away the rest of...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wilderstein Historic Site is a great piece of architecture to see how the extremely wealthy lived at that time. The woodwork is incredible. The movie before the tour was deadly boring however. Intolerable, but the mansion was worth it.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

worth the trip !!!! Experience the family home of Daisy. Imagine FDR driving up for a visit. Walk the spectacular property with Hudson river views.

Thank joannebongy
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Beautiful building with great artifacts. We enjoyed the historical guided tour. There are some steps to climb but is is worth it.

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Interesting architecture and history related to FDR. lower floors only. upper floors with special permission. Nice collection of photos and FALA's dog house.

Thank susan J
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We viewed this site from a Hudson River cruise and heard about it's history. Looks like a nice place to visit although I understand the entire house is not open to view.

Thank Slick5276
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Wilderstein will interest both lovers of old houses and the Roosevelt history buff. It's set on the east side of the Hudson with fine views of the river. It also is one of the few high Victorian-style houses open to the public among the many...More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Sometimes you need to have company to visit a great place in your own backyard. We visited the site today and took Jan's tour with another couple. We both thought it was an excellent tour because Jan was so knowledgeable about the family history, the...More

Thank pkpmadison
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

On Sunday we visited the Wilderstein Historic site, the home of the Stuckley family, who are probably best known for Daisy Stuckley, who was an "assistant" and dog sitter for neighbor and cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Margaret, aka Daisy, appears in the welcome video as...More

1  Thank orientsailor
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Wonderful large lawn. A perfect picnic spot. This site is never crowded. Great views of Hudson River. Also has a trail to walk with cute bench rest spots. House very interesting architecture and home of Daisy a close friend of Franklin D Roosevelt. Tour of...More

Thank hooch57
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Linda M
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