• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Park Closure Next Week

    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)

Things To Know Before You Come

The Vanderbilt Mansion tour is approximately 1 hour. The only way to see the mansion is by guided tour. It is a walking tour and there are approximately 100 stairs involved during the tour.

Tours typically run on the hour; however tour times are subject to change. Extra tours are often added if necessary. (Please note: November through April, tours are offered at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00) *Tour times are subject to change

Tours are limited to 50 people per tour. During periods of heavy visitation (Summer weekends, Holidays, and October), it is not unusual for tours to sellout.

Baby carriages, strollers, infant carriers, backpacks and flash photography are all prohibited from the tour.

The Vanderbilt Mansion is accessible; however the elevator in the mansion is historic (c.1935) and frequently needs servicing. Please call ahead to check availability. 845-229-7770. Over-sized, electric wheelchairs may not fit.


The Vanderbilt Mansion is not air-conditioned and can get quite warm in the summer months.

There are public restrooms in the Vanderbilt Visitor Center which is open 9:00am to 5:00pm.

There is a Museum Shop located in the Visitor Center and is open 9:00am to 4:30pm.

The grounds are free and open daily until sunset.

Did You Know?

Louise Vanderbilt's bedroom at Hyde Park

Louise Vanderbilt's bedroom at Hyde Park, was inspired by the Marie Antoinette chamber at, The Palace of Versailles.