• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

Hyde Park Explorer

Hyde Park Explorer

Explore the grounds and trails of the National Park sites, as well as other sites in Hyde Park. You can listen to the Hyde Park Explorer audio tours on-line, download them to your personal audio device, or dial them from your cell phone right from the trail.

 
Cell-phone-marker

Hyde Park Trails Cell Phone Tours

Download and print a PDF directory to the trail Cell Phone Tours

Your cell phone is your guide, providing narrations about Hyde Park's historic landscapes from six of Hyde Park's Trails. Call directly from the trail to hear more about Hyde Park's rich legacy. Just watch for cell phone tour markers, call 845-475-3819, and enter the stop number.

The cell phone tours are free, but your regular calling rates and roving rates will apply.

These programs are being offered on an experimental basis during 2011. We are very interested in hearing your feedback about these tours. You can leave a message about your experience by pressing *0 on your cell phone at any time while listening to your tour, or simply follow the instructions on the tour markers.

 
Beatrix-Farrand-Gate

NEW - Beatrix Farrand Garden Audio Tour : Stops 100-106 on the Hyde Park Trail Cell Phone tour.

Come learn the story of Beatrix Farrand, America's first woman landscape architect and experience the historically accurate restoration of her earliest existing private garden. A walk through the garden gates at Bellefield affords a glimpse of lush Gilded Era herbaceous formal gardens and reveals the forward thinking landscape ideas of a pioneering designer.

 

Hyde Park Trails Audio Podcasts

The Hyde Park Trail Podcast Series is your companion guide as you hike the Hyde Park Trials. Downloadable audio programs for six different trails introduce you to the rich and storied legacy of Hyde Park, NY. Choose your trail and download your trail stops onto your personal audio device.

Did You Know?

Inside the Vanderbilt Powerhouse

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.