Basic Information

Entrance Fees:

Before You Arrive:

The mansion is currently open for limited, self-guided audio tours Friday through Monday between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Tickets MUST be purchased online before arrival at

The audio tour requires each visitor to bring their own handheld electronic device (phone/tablet) AND headphones/earbuds. Listening to the audio files will require a data plan for audio file downloads. Visit the audio tour page to access the files.

The Visitor Center is open every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Visitors on tour shall not be admitted to the historic houses with the following:
  • Baby strollers, backpack or "Gerry" carriers, or infant carriers with handles.The only baby carriers permitted are "snuglies" or soft pouches worn on the front of the body;
  • Backpacks, except those used as "handbags" measuring less than 11"x15" in either dimension.
  • Parcels (including purses, briefcases, diaper bags, camera bags) that exceed 11" x 15" in either dimension;
  • Flash photography
  • Selfie Sticks or Tripods
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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, including the grounds and buildings.

Last updated: September 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


(845) 229-7770

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