Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site takes visitors back in time to the Gilded Age of America. One of the oldest estates along the Hudson River, the Vanderbilt Mansion was initially known as Hyde Park. The 54-room mansion was completed in 1899 as a country home for millionaire Frederick Vanderbilt and his wife, Louise. Today, visitors can tour the mansion and nearly 400 acres of grounds that once played host to the nation’s wealthiest and most powerful families.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

The Vanderbilt National Historic Site centers around the Gilded Age Vanderbilt Mansion. This classic home features furnishings and personal items original to the Vanderbilt family. If you’re looking to spend some time just enjoying the solitude of nature, the grounds offer nearly 400 acres of trees, carefully tended gardens, ponds, and outbuildings for you to explore. If you’re feeling more adventurous, the Hyde Park Trail System offers roughly 34 miles of trails through the Vanderbilt National Historic Site and adjoining state, town, and national parks.

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How To Get To Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

From I-87, take Exit 18 for New Paltz. Then, take 299 East to 9W South. Follow signs for the FDR/Mid-Hudson Bridge. Continue across the bridge and follow signs for Route 9 North. The Vanderbilt Mansion is on the left, approximately seven miles past the bridge crossing. The Vanderbilt Mansion and grounds are open year-round, only closing for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The only way to tour the mansion itself is via a guided tour. These tours are scheduled daily but can sell out, so arriving early to guarantee your preferred time is recommended. The grounds are open daily from 8 a.m. through sunset. Visitors can freely explore the grounds without the need for a guide.

Address

81 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Fee: Entry fee Visiting the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion is free.

Fee: Vanderbilt Mansion Tour fee $10

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site offers visitors a unique glimpse into an era of luxury when the wealthy built summer homes that rivaled the palaces of Europe. Located near battlefields, historic presidential sites, and the stunning Hudson River Valley, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is a perfect addition to an RV road trip through New York.