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Wilderstein Historic Site

Rhinebeck, NY 12572
+1 845-876-4818
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Don't expect to see the whole house

My husband and I visited this beautiful mansion today thinking we would get to see most of the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Albany, New York
Fabulous Sculpture Park overlooking Hudson River

This eccentric mansion is in a large park on hilltop with amazing views. There is a new art trail... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Dave C
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Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, whose extraordinarily close relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been well-chronicled and is the subject of much interest. Wilderstein’s guided tour includes the elaborate 1888 interiors of the first floor of the mansion, the exterior architecture, landscape, annual exhibition, and video. The regular season for guided tours is May through October. In addition, the mansion is open and decorated for the holidays from Thanksgiving weekend until the end of December.There is also a network of hiking trails on the property, special events throughout the year, a gift shop, and spectacular Hudson River views.
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

My husband and I visited this beautiful mansion today thinking we would get to see most of the rooms on all 4 floors. We were sadly disappointed to only see 4 rooms on the main floor in a dimly lit environment. The tour guide was...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This eccentric mansion is in a large park on hilltop with amazing views. There is a new art trail with over 15 sculptures on exhibition, even one by Dave Channon, the "Steampunk Dragster". Big beautiful shade trees, many chairs and benches to relax and enjoy...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I was actually on the board for Wilderstein when Daisy Suckley was alive. At the time my wife and I lived in a one-room school house converted by her sister Katherine Suckley into a residence. Little did I know Daisy had a diary recounting her...More

1  Thank lytle2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This beautiful Queen Anne located on the banks of the Hudson River is a jewel. It is a Victorian time capsule. The Suckley family's last living member, Margaret "Daisy Suckley lived the majority of her life in this mansion. Famous family relatives came to tea...More

Thank julie372017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I chose to visit this home when visiting the Hudson Valley based on how unique it looks on the exterior. While the inside is neat, I was a bit disappointed in the tour/facilities. You can only see the bottom floor due to fire code regulations,...More

1  Thank Chelsea Z
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Stunningly beautiful. Every little detail was thought out in the design of this grand house and the placement of furniture. See the house with highly knowledgeable guide. Just incredible artwork. Tour takes about an hour. Highlight of a short trip along the Hudson River valley.

Thank NJGirl2012
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Touring Rhinebeck has it most interesting mansions. Wilderstein is a mansion that has been through its ups & downs-since built in 1888. A place my husband & I just visited. You were only on the first floor. 6 rooms (front greeting area, library, music room,...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were shown a short video before the tour started to familiarize ourselves with the history of the house and it's occupants. Our tour guide, Debbie, was very knowledgeable about the house and was able to answer everyone's questions. We tried to follow the trail...More

Thank Saluga
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I found the tour so interesting and knowledgeable . The house is Queen Anne architecture and the original formula of paint. The inside is so eclectic with each part of the walls being of different product. The stained glass is gorgeous. The stories of the...More

Thank travelagogo2016
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is an excellent example of preservation. Wilderstein Preservation has been successful in preserving and displaying this marvelous old mansion in great part due to the family's maintaining almost everything from the past. The history is rich, the artifacts original, and the grounds and buildings...More

1  Thank mvpmich
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Linda M
15 April 2017|
Response from Mellie C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it is open in April