An Iconic American Estate

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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Step back into the 19th century and completely immerse yourself in a world of luxury and affluence.
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Vanderbilt Mansion Information

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is a 54-room, preserved gilded-age country palace, and represents cultural changes present after the Civil War.

Vanderbilt Mansion sits on over 200 acres in the center of Hyde Park. The massive estate represents the domestic ideal of the elite class in the late nineteenth-century America.  

“We made it – I knew all it needed was guts.” — Cornelius “The Commodore” Vanderbilt 

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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is a 54-room, preserved gilded-age country palace, and represents cultural changes present after the Civil War. 

In terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems, and landscape, the Vanderbilt Estate is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country palace, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War. The fully furnished, 54-room mansion in Hyde Park, New York is placed in a wondrous landscape with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and distant Catskill Mountains. It offers a glimpse into a past world known by only an elite few. 

 

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