Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park

4.5
#3 of 10 in Things to do in Hyde Park
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,109 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Very pretty estate with trails and gardens on site. Nice views of the Hudson. When I visited, only the first floor was available, due to carpet restoration on the second floor. The first floor had....  more »
  • Only the first floor is open for the tour, which is earbuds/cellphone app at nine stations, informative, but not much different that watching a YouTube video. Props to the Ranger for the very nice...  more »
Google
  • This is the perfect place to relax. The mansion and grounds both hold their own beauty. If you want a place for yourself to enjoy or family and friends this is it. Great views of the river, gorgeous Italian Gardens, and lush green grass that never seems to end. Pack some food and head there for the day to escape the busy life we all live.
  • Where the Vanderbilt couple (yes, only two people for the mansion) spent Spring and Fall. A vivid example of how new money was spent in Gilded Age, gorgeous ground, architecture and furnishing. Well or poorly spent? The vintage Steinway grand piano was made in NYC, shipped to France for hand painting, and transported back to Hyde Park. The most beautiful I've seen. Our park ranger is great, interesting and vibrant, bringing the period to life.

Plan your trip to Hyde Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.