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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Address: 519 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1927
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This 54-room mansion could be considered modest for a Vanderbilt.

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A GLIMSE OF THE GRANDEUR OF ANOTHER ERA.

Alas, it was under renovation when I visited but the tour was still good and the guide did an outstanding job.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Alas, it was under renovation when I visited but the tour was still good and the guide did an outstanding job.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OK. Exterior being renovated so access limited to basement and 1st floor. The park ranger's info excellent. Interesting look at the life of the rich at the end of the gilded age. Definitely worth the stop as an added attraction to Hyde Park.

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As impressive as when I was there 35 yrs ago. There is a MAJOR undertaking going on that is expected to be to be finished in October. A lot of the house you can not get to for they are taking out ALL the original Windows and putting them back in they are putting a UV protection on them and... More 

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Agoura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Massive remodeling, windows covered, dark inside, almost scary. Interesting in a Ghost Tour sort of way, otherwise wait until October when it's open again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We live relatively locally so we did not tour the mansion in he advice of the park rangers. The construction limits much of the house. Otherwise, the grounds are beautiful and free and like all NPS sites there are free info guides about the grounds. Beautiful grounds.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Newport RI and this is a smaller home of one of the Vanderbuilts. It is currently under construction till November but we did get to see some of the first floor and the basement where the staff lived. Great tour, very informative on the families way of life.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansion is undergoing renovations and what you can see changes week to week. We weren't able to go to the second floor. But our guide (a volunteer) was chatty and informative, and the tour lasted longer than advertised. Tickets are $10 for the mansion. We didn't walk around the grounds. I imagine they'er more interesting in the summer. By... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the mansion was being restored when we visited & is all boarded up with heavy equipment all over, so we just were able to enjoy the grounds. Its free to drive around in the parklike grounds, very pretty view of the Hudson Valley.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother going inside at this time. Upper floors are closed and furniture covered with tarps. Nice view in back over the Hudson

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Groton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful but don't tour the house. We had to wait a half hour to tour of the mansion ($10.00) which consisted of self tour of the rooms and an interesting talk about Frederick Vanderbilt, his wife Louise and their legacy. It was lovely Spring day but it was extremely warm and dark inside (no air conditioning in... More 

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