• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Vanderbilt Mansion will be closed to the public on Wednesday morning July 30th.

    Signs will be installed at the Main and Coach House gates to inform the public of the temporary closure and will be removed when the park reopens. Park guests may wish to visit the Home of FDR or Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill in the morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many visitors to the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY want to know how these Vanderbilts are related to the Vanderbilt Mansions in Newport, RI and Asheville, NC. Frederick Vanderbilt (Hyde Park) was one of eight children of William H. Vanderbilt. Frederick's older brothers Cornelius (Breakers) and William (Marble House) had homes in Newport, RI. His younger brother George (Biltmore) built the house in Asheville, NC.

To learn more about Frederick's brothers homes please visit their websites at:



Did You Know?

Outside view of the Vanderbilt Powerhouse

The Vanderbilt Mansion was the first home in the Town of Hyde Park to have electricity. It was generated by a hydroelectric power plant, located on Crum Elbow Creek that runs through the property.