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?
The Vanderbilt Mansion was the first home in the Town of Hyde Park to have electricity. They had their own hydroelectric power plant built on the property.