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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  • My husband and I went with another couple to the Vanderbilt Estate. We used our senior Eagle pass from the National Park service. So, our admission was free. We checked before we left home about the t...  more »
  • I admit that I did not take a tour of the home as I had just visited Val-Kill and FDR's home. But, it is nice to walk around the land and see the home up close.  more »
  • A well-maintained property providing a tangible opportunity to learn about a relevant chapter in American history. Despite all the problems of our modern world, the Mansion is a counterpoint to any argument suggesting more is necessarily better. More can become too much. I came away with a deeper appreciation of democracy, and the social progress that has been achieved (and deserves to be protected).
  • Great experience. Take the tour but don't just pay the $10 per person fee. Buy an annual park pass for $20 and it's good for you and 3 others to get into any National Park for a year.

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