Fees & Passes

ENTRANCE FEES

Vanderbilt Mansion admission is $10 per person.

Tickets and visitor information are available in the Visitor Center located on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion.

Children 15 and under are Free

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

Fee Free Days for 2017

April 15, 16, 22, and 23

Things to consider on Fee Free Days:

* We see an increase in the number of visitors to our sites.

* The FDR Presidential Library/Museum is NOT managed by the National Park Service and is not free on these days. The Library/Museum is $9 per person, $6 for anyone 62 and over.

*Access inside the FDR Home, Val-Kill Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion will be self-guided, on a first come, first serve basis. See information below for free ticket information.

*Advanced Reservations cannot be made.

*If you arrive later in the afternoon there will be no guarantee that you will be admitted.

*Expect waiting times to be 1 hour or more to get into the Home of FDR, Val-Kill Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion.

*At the Home of FDR you will need to pick up your free ticket (s) and or purchase your ticket (s) for the FDR Library/Museum at the Visitor Center. Timed (FREE) tickets will be issued for each person for a specific time to enter the Home. Access is limited to 50 people at a time. Please arrive before 11:00 am to avoid long waiting times or not having access to the FDR Home at all.

* At the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site you will need to pick up your free ticket (s) at the Visitor Center at Val-Kill. Timed (FREE) tickets will be issued to each person for a specific time to visit the Val-Kill Cottage. Access to Val-Kill is limited to 15 people at a time. Val-Kill will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

* At Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site you will need to pick up your free ticket (s) at the Visitor Center at the Vanderbilt Mansion site. Timed (FREE) tickets will be issued to each person for a specific time to visit the Mansion. Access to the Mansion is limited to 25 people at a time. The Mansion is currently undergoing major restoration. Access is limited to the first floor and basement. Rooms inside the mansion are not furnished at this time.

DETAILS

The guided tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion is a 45-60 minute walking tour, including the first floor, second floor and a portion of the basement. There are approximately 100 steps during the tour. Visit the Construction Notices Page for information on current tour status.

The Vanderbilt Mansion is accessible. Please call ahead to check availability.
Please note: Because of construction, accessibility to the Vanderbilt Mansion is temporarily limited. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

PASSES

The Interagency Annual, Annual 4th Grade, Senior, Access and Active Duty U.S. Military Passes are either sold or issued and honored at all the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park. Please see the fee collector for more information on the passes.

 

Annual Pass

  • $80 annual pass
  • Available to everyone.
  • Can be obtained in person at a federal recreation site, or by calling 1-888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3 (Hours of operation are: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountain time), or online. Buy Now
  • Non-transferable.
 

Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military (Active Duty)

  • Available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
  • Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for U.S. Military

 

Annual 4th Grade Pass

  • Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass.
  • The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August).
  • Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass atFederal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees.
  • Digital version of the paper pass (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.
  • The pass is non-transferable.
  • Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

 

Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Note: Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

 

Access Pass

  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Note: Golden Access Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone:

(845) 229-9115

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