Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Centerport

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  • Grounds are beautiful. Didn’t know that the mansion tours sell out so quickly. We went to this area specifically to take a mansion tour. You can’t purchase the tours online, just tickets for the... 
    Grounds are beautiful. Didn’t know that the mansion tours sell out so quickly. We went to this area specifically to take a mansion tour. You can’t purchase the tours online, just tickets for the...  more »
  • The Birdwatch, Architecture Tour of Vanderbilt Estate Grounds with the museum's curator, Paul, was outstanding. This early morning tour is led by a knowledgeable, enthusiastic field expert who... 
    The Birdwatch, Architecture Tour of Vanderbilt Estate Grounds with the museum's curator, Paul, was outstanding. This early morning tour is led by a knowledgeable, enthusiastic field expert who...  more »
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  • A lovely day at a beautiful location! The grounds are so well kept and the views are spectacular! The Stars show at the planetarium was very enjoyable and informative. The Marine Museum had way more sea creatures and fish than we imagined. The Mansion itself was so stunning with beautiful ironwork, courtyards, and even a sun dial clock! The volunteers were so knowledgeable and readily shared their facts and love of the mansion with us. We would definitely return for another visit!
  • We visited on a hot summer afternoon, arrived at 2 pm and the only mansion tour left was the one at 3:30 pm. The mansion tour costs an extra $6 but it was definitely more than worth it. Our tour guide was Jim and he was super knowledgeable, friendly and funny. We absolutely enjoyed the half-hour tour of the interior of the mansion and the life story of Mr. Vanderbilt. We didn't have time to watch the planetarium show. If you want to do that in addition to visiting the mansion, definitely budget at least 2.5 hours for the visit.

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