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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  • First let me start off the our tour was made exceptional by our tour guide Dimitry of the National Park Service. He was so insightful and good natured and funny it was an absolute pleasure to have... 
    First let me start off the our tour was made exceptional by our tour guide Dimitry of the National Park Service. He was so insightful and good natured and funny it was an absolute pleasure to have...  more »
  • We had visited many times but never took the tour. We enjoyed the tour and seeing the inside of the house. We were able to use our senior pass. 
    We had visited many times but never took the tour. We enjoyed the tour and seeing the inside of the house. We were able to use our senior pass.  more »
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  • Excellent! Upon booking we expected a self-guided tour and were delighted to learn we'd be guided. Our guide Dmitri was a wealth of knowledge who gave an informative and enjoyable tour! Our group was small, only 6 people, and the tour lasted about 45 minutes. Would recommend to anyone, especially those interested in learning more about NY State history and US history. Thank you Dmitri.
  • This was an incredible experience! Marge, the Park Ranger leading our tour, was exceptionally knowledgeable. Unfortunately, she's retiring next week after being at this location for nearly 40 years! We were so fortunate to learn from her. Make sure to reserve your tour spots ahead of time, as it was very busy over the weekend.

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