• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

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    Because of road work the park will be CLOSED to all visitors on Tuesday, September 23rd and Wednesday, September 24th. Call 845-229-9115 for more information. (Updated at 2:28pm 9/18)

Preservation

Preservation
 

Preserving Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is the mission of the National Park Service. Since acquiring the property in 1940, the park's team of resource managers, curators, conservators, techinicians, historians and consultants work year-round to preserve and restore the landscape, gardens, historic structures, interiors and museum collections. Today, ongoing research and advances in technology guide the park's efforts to restore and preserve this place for the future.

Preservation at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is managed under three departments - the Facility Maintenance Division, the Natural Resource Division, and the Museum Services Division. Park staff routinely monitors resource conditions, identifies preservation needs, and oversees preservation work undertaken by park employees and contractors. Together, the professional staff works to ensure that visitors to Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site experience the property much as it was during the Vanderbilt's ownership.

Did You Know?

Louise Vanderbilt

In August of 2014 the NPS found out that Louise Vanderbilt was born September 4, 1854, making her only 18 months older than Frederick and not 12 years as orginally thought.