Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/01/2013 to 10/27/2013
Location: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site Time: 1:00 PM Fee Information: $8 Contact Phone Number: 845-229-7770
"Downstairs/Upstairs at the Vanderbilt Mansion"
This special extended tour (Saturday and Sunday, June - October at 1:00pm) will last between 90 and 120 minutes and begins "Downstairs" in the basement (the servants' quarters) where guests will be assigned the roles of servants from butler to cook to housemaids and laundresses. They'll see the amazingly advanced laundry system, hear about a servant's day, climb the servant's staircase and visit the butler's pantry. Then guests see the "Upstairs" life of the Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt, with lushly decorated reception rooms, magnificent bedrooms and more.
Maximum of 25 visitors per tour.
Advanced reservations should be made by calling 845-229-7770 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm daily. Remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the program on a first come first served basis. Note: This tour requires climbing and descending many stairs and is not handicap accessible. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended. You will be seeing sights that the public rarely (if ever!) gets to experience.
Tickets are $8 for visitors 16 years of age and older. This program is not appropriate for children younger than 10.