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635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499
+1 914-631-4481
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Not To Be Missed

My wife and I have been doing the gilded age circuit in the Hudson Valley. This castle is not to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fremont, California
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Informative Tour

We did the basic tour of the home and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tara H
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Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499
+1 914-631-4481
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have been doing the gilded age circuit in the Hudson Valley. This castle is not to be missed. The house is stunning and if you have seen "Dark Shadows" or "A Winters Tale" you will recognize the Neo-gothic lines immediately! Our...More

Thank Bikash1958
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the basic tour of the home and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and even gave out tic tacs as prizes when we got trivia questions correct throughout the tour. There are stairs that you have to go up and...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped really just to stretch our legs on a longer trip and because I wanted to see the fashion exhibit. We didn't have time to tour the house but plan to go back. We did pay the $5 grounds fee and then $10 just...More

Thank Bfranz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lyndhurst mansion is a must-see for anyone visiting the Hudson Valley. The house, the grounds, the exhibits, and the tour guides are unforgettable. Definitely take both the Classic Mansion Tour and the Backstairs Tour. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore the grounds of this...More

Thank 280russellm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion was built in the early 1800's with originally 7000 square feet, that was double by the second owner, then was eventually owned by the Gould family until the early 1960's. It's a well preserved example of the gilded age. Our docent was knowledgeable...More

Thank wander1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to go since the website said viewing the grounds was free. When we arrived we found it was $5 per person to walk around. Since we had a party of 9, this was not a possibility. The website was not accurate. :(More

Thank pigcoon
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi There. We're sorry for the confusion. The grounds are free to pedestrians, but Lyndhurst charges a $5 per person grounds fee for those parking on Lyndhurst property. The fee can be credited toward a mansion tour. This fee helps us maintain the 67-acres of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour of gothic mansion on the Hudson River. Enthusiastic guides and interesting history make a stop here worthwhile.

1  Thank Fearghas44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday Afternoon tour of the mansion. The tour guide was well informed and did his best to involve everyone.

Thank PerocCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lyndhurst castle is a Greek revival style country house that used to belong to ny's mayor Paulding and then later on to railroad magnet jay Gould. Visiting the interiors of the castle is interesting but not a must if your not a history/architecture buff. However...More

Thank gl0betr0tterny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are fabulous and accessible for $5/person. There are a couple hours of walking here without entering the house. The house is available to tour for a reasonable rate. The tour is thorough and our guide very knowledgeable. The house belonged to three families...More

1  Thank whiskey3pa
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Hugh S
10 May 2017|
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Response from CastleBee | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Westchester, NY and took a cab to our hotel - the Doubletree Hilton - which is very nice and within walking distance of Lyndhurst. Hope you have a chance to go there - it is a beautiful house and grounds and... More
Maryanna L
7 August 2016|
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Response from lc00700 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, tickets can be purchased at the castle, but I would strongly suggest purchasing online prior to your visit. I've seen people turned away due to tickets being sold out.
19 July 2016|
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Response from deena w | Reviewed this property |
From the Lyndhurst website: June through September, Tours on the hour: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Monday, 12:00-4:00 PM. Last Tour at 4:00 PM. I would check the website for other times of the year... More