Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Fee:

Vanderbilt Mansion admission is $10 per person.

Tickets and visitor information are available in the Visitor Center located in the building near the parking lot. All tours start here.

The preferred method of payment is credit card.

Children 15 and under are Free

The Grounds and Formal Gardens are free and open everyday from sunrise to sunset.

Is the Senior Pass good at all the sites in Hyde Park?
The Interagency Annual, Senior, Access and Military Passes are sold and honored for free admission at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park.

Do I need to go on a guided tour?
Access to Vanderbilt Mansion is by guided tour only. All tours start in the Visitor Center.

Can Photos be taken inside the homes?
No flash photography


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:

Last updated: May 22, 2018

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Hyde Park, NY 12538


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