Lyndhurst Mansion

Lyndhurst Mansion Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst. Designed in 1838 by A.J. Davis, it Please contact us to schedule.
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Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions, was 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. The estat

e was shaped during more than a century by these three families. Now, Lyndhurst invites you to explore the evolution of American identity and taste through our guided tours of 19 elaborately decorated rooms in the mansion interior. Lyndhurst also offers special tours that explore unique spaces like the recently restored bowling alley, majestic landscape, kitchens, laundry room, and observation tower overlooking widest part of the lower Hudson River to Manhattan. Lyndhurst offers guided tours every hour, on the hour, Thursdays - Mondays, 10 am - 4 pm. Hours vary seasonally and during holidays, so visit our website for most up-to-date tour times and hours: www.lyndhurst.org. Group, school, and private tours may be scheduled any day of the week, subject to availability. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

With an impending storm this weekend, we'd like to remind everyone about our winter season site rules:⁣1.) Lyndhurst is ...
01/05/2024

With an impending storm this weekend, we'd like to remind everyone about our winter season site rules:

1.) Lyndhurst is closed during bad weather! Our staff need to clear our driveways (snow, branches, etc.) for the safety of the buildings, so please stay home to give them space to work.⁣

2.) Sledding, Skiing, and Snowboarding on our grounds is strictly prohibited! ⁣

You can read all about our Winter Season Closure information here:
https://lyndhurst.org/events/winter-visitation/

Stay warm and safe, everyone!⁣

Our Top 9 posts from 2023 are in! The historic mansion, HBO's Gilded Age, our Pool Building, and the Flower Show (with i...
01/03/2024

Our Top 9 posts from 2023 are in!

The historic mansion, HBO's Gilded Age, our Pool Building, and the Flower Show (with installation by Cape Lily Flowers) made the grade! We even spy Lola the Snowpup in there!

Thanks for following along with us. It will be a fun 2024!

Happy New Year!
01/01/2024

Happy New Year!

Today is your last day to give to Lyndhurst's year-end campaign! The goal of our 2023 Unlocking Lyndhurst season was to ...
12/31/2023

Today is your last day to give to Lyndhurst's year-end campaign!

The goal of our 2023 Unlocking Lyndhurst season was to share the magic of this beloved site with more people than ever. Now, with your help, we'll be able to make significant improvements to the buildings and grounds to better serve you.

Major projects are on the horizon, including the restoration of the swimming pool building, revitalizing the rose garden, reestablishing the perennial beds, and returning historic furniture and fountains to the landscape. All enhancing your enjoyment of the property and giving you more reasons to linger at Lyndhurst.

We can't do it without you. ⁣Visit https://ow.ly/K2zK50QmA82 to donate!⁣

Thank you and Happy New Year!

This weekend is your last chance to view the mansion decorated for the holidays! Dozens of Christmas trees are expertly ...
12/29/2023

This weekend is your last chance to view the mansion decorated for the holidays! Dozens of Christmas trees are expertly decorated and designed to complement the elegant period furnishings within the house's rooms.⁣ The decorations change each year, so there's always something new to see. Don't miss out on our biggest and best year yet! ⁣

Get your tickets now at lyndhurst.org

Wishing everyone a joyous and peaceful holiday season from all of the staff at Lyndhurst. ⁣
12/24/2023

Wishing everyone a joyous and peaceful holiday season from all of the staff at Lyndhurst. ⁣

Winter officially begins tonight with the  ! It only gets brighter from here! Do you think we will see snow this season?...
12/21/2023

Winter officially begins tonight with the ! It only gets brighter from here! Do you think we will see snow this season?⁣

Photograph of Helen Gould's daughters, Helen Anna and Olivia, from the Lyndhurst Archives.

We recently shared the process of removing diseased trees from the property, but sometimes it's Mother Nature who picks ...
12/19/2023

We recently shared the process of removing diseased trees from the property, but sometimes it's Mother Nature who picks which ones we must say goodbye to. Yesterday's storm damaged several trees, including this spruce along the main drive. Caring for Lyndhurst's 67-acre landscape is a large and expensive feat. With more frequent storms impacting the property, your support continues to be a lifeline for our beloved site. Please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift today.

Visit https://ow.ly/Bwrq50Qkonn to donate. Thank you!

The season finale of The Gilded Age season 2 is tonight at 9 pm! What a season it has been, and our fingers are crossed ...
12/17/2023

The season finale of The Gilded Age season 2 is tonight at 9 pm! What a season it has been, and our fingers are crossed for news about season 3! ⁣

We are so pleased to have been part of the series and hope to see all the talented cast and crew here again. Thank you to The Gilded Age on HBO and their team for setting up the mini-photoshoot of the leading ladies on our front lawn. Enjoy some of these snapshots from production!⁣

All photos courtesy of Lyndhurst Staff.⁣⁣⁣

Ever wanted to walk the historic mansion in the evening and take in the twinkling holiday lights? Then your chance is he...
12/14/2023

Ever wanted to walk the historic mansion in the evening and take in the twinkling holiday lights? Then your chance is here! ⁣

On December 28th, visitors will be allowed to explore Lyndhurst independently. See the mansion transformed into an extravagant wonderland of holiday splendor! Dozens of Christmas trees are expertly decorated and designed to complement the elegant period furnishings within the house's rooms.⁣

Tickets are available on our website :
https://lyndhurst.org/events/roam-on-your-own-candlelight-evenings/

12/13/2023

Lyndhurst’s pool building, built c. 1911 by Helen Gould, served the community by being open to the public six days per week. Time has not been kind to the building and it has fallen into disrepair, as shown here. While smaller projects have taken place to stabilize the building and prevent further deterioration, there is much more work to be done. The pool building will once again become a community gem, serving as a joint art exhibition and performance space and likely as a welcome center. This is one of our biggest undertakings and can not be done without your support. Please consider a year-end gift to help bring this and other community-first programs and initiatives to life.

Donate today at https://ow.ly/THEg50Qivkm

How is it that we are getting close to the end of season 2 already? As always, we have more questions than answers. Do y...
12/10/2023

How is it that we are getting close to the end of season 2 already? As always, we have more questions than answers. Do you think Marian will go through with her engagement? We will tune in at 9 pm to see the gilded gears turn!⁣

Photos courtesy of Lyndhurst Staff.⁣⁣

Awaken your holiday spirit with a joyous concert from Collective Brass in the Lyndhurst Carriage House this Sunday, the ...
12/08/2023

Awaken your holiday spirit with a joyous concert from Collective Brass in the Lyndhurst Carriage House this Sunday, the 10th, at 5:30 pm. Enjoy seasonal favorites such as selections from the Nutcracker, new arrangements of ancient carols, and even a sing-along!

Visit https://ow.ly/1Af850QgQX5 to get tickets.

Want to help make events like this possible? Please consider a donation to Lyndhurst's annual appeal. Gifts made now through December 31st may be matched by ArtsWestchester. https://ow.ly/AqQ450QgQX7

We wish all our Hanukkah-celebrating friends a festive and peaceful holiday! ⁣
12/07/2023

We wish all our Hanukkah-celebrating friends a festive and peaceful holiday! ⁣

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a performance of "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol" on Tuesday, December 26th at 6...
12/06/2023

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a performance of "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol" on Tuesday, December 26th at 6:30pm. A limited number of seats have also been added for each performance in the Picture Gallery of the beautifully decorated mansion. Act quickly, as these will sell out!

Performances by M&M Performing Arts Company, Inc. run from December 8th - 26th.

Visit lyndhurst.org/events/mr-dickens-tells-a-christmas-carol/ to secure your seat.

How nice to see Aurora Fane entertaining Ms. Beaton in the Lyndhurst Library in the last episode! A few episodes back, A...
12/03/2023

How nice to see Aurora Fane entertaining Ms. Beaton in the Lyndhurst Library in the last episode! A few episodes back, Aurora also counseled Oscar in the library, and he temporarily courted Gladys Russell in our Cabinet room.

Will there be more Lyndhurst to see tonight? We can't wait to find out at 9 pm!

Photos courtesy of Lyndhurst Staff.⁣

We're one week away from the return of the beloved Mr. Dickens in "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol"! This one-hour p...
12/01/2023

We're one week away from the return of the beloved Mr. Dickens in "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol"! This one-hour play recreates the famous performance tour by Charles Dickens in 1867, bringing the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim alive. Hear the well-loved tale from Charles Dickens himself now in the Picture Gallery of the beautifully decorated mansion!

Performances by M&M Performing Arts Company, Inc. run from December 8th - 26th. Select dates are already sold out, and advance registration is strongly recommended.

Visit lyndhurst.org/events/mr-dickens-tells-a-christmas-carol/ to secure your seat.

If you love the costumes from 'The Gilded Age' this is a webinar for you! Register below and hear from the costume team ...
11/30/2023

If you love the costumes from 'The Gilded Age' this is a webinar for you! Register below and hear from the costume team about how they created the looks in the show!

Join us on November 30 as we go behind the scenes of The Gilded Age with costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone and her creative team!

Click here to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q9l08hmATXStx1EuOq0g3A #/registration

Catch up on the latest episodes on Max

This Giving Tuesday, help us give our community more reasons to linger at Lyndhurst. A transformational restoration is a...
11/28/2023

This Giving Tuesday, help us give our community more reasons to linger at Lyndhurst. A transformational restoration is about to begin, including revitalizing the rose garden with the return of perennial beds, restoring historic garden furniture and fountains, and creating new pollinator pathways. More green spaces mean more places to spend time in nature to connect with your family and with yourself. The momentum at Lyndhurst is significant and cannot continue without you.

Double your impact! From now until December 31st every new or increased gift is eligible to be matched by ArtsWestchester with the support of the Westchester County Government.

Visit https://ow.ly/kaU750Qc8yr to donate!⁣ Thank you!⁣

Lyndhurst is officially open for the holiday season! Our Holiday Opening Weekend saw record attendance in the mansion wh...
11/27/2023

Lyndhurst is officially open for the holiday season! Our Holiday Opening Weekend saw record attendance in the mansion where guests of all ages toured the rooms at their own pace to take in our most elaborate holiday decor yet! The tent and Carriage House were filled with visitors shopping unique handmade goods in our first annual Holiday Makers Market or taking one of our sold-out workshops. Thank you to everyone who joined and helped us start the season off with a bang!

There are still plenty of opportunities to experience the mansion at your own pace this year - perfect for kids or anyone who wants a more personal experience. Our free candlelight evening on December 21st is sold out, but join us for a second candlelight evening on December 28th or our Roam-on-Your-Own Weekend December 30th & 31st.

Visit lyndhurst.org to purchase your tickets today!

Little bits of Lyndhurst in each episode so far! Here are some close-ups from when season two production was here and so...
11/26/2023

Little bits of Lyndhurst in each episode so far! Here are some close-ups from when season two production was here and some of the beautiful florals in Aurora Fane's home!⁣

There's still more to come, too....Tune in at 9 pm tonight for opera-appropriate drama!⁣

Photos courtesy of Lyndhurst Staff.⁣

A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Lyndhurst!⁣⁣
11/23/2023

A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Lyndhurst!⁣⁣

Tune in to the latest episode of The Gilded Gentleman podcast "Jay Gould at Home: Life at Lyndhurst Mansion" out today! ...
11/21/2023

Tune in to the latest episode of The Gilded Gentleman podcast "Jay Gould at Home: Life at Lyndhurst Mansion" out today!

Carl, The Gilded Gentleman and Lyndhurst Executive Director Howard Zar take you on a guided tour through several of the mansion's rooms, including the reception room, library, private office, and dining room, while sharing a look into the lives of the Gould family.

Listen now at thegildedgentleman.com or on your favorite podcast platform!

Our Holiday Opening Weekend is this Friday! Are you looking to get out of the house and take in the festivity and luxury...
11/20/2023

Our Holiday Opening Weekend is this Friday! Are you looking to get out of the house and take in the festivity and luxury of the season? ⁣

Tour the mansion at your own pace, shop our Gift Shop and Makers Market, or perhaps take a workshop! There will be much to do to get you into the holiday spirit!⁣

Don't forget to vote for Lyndhurst; we were nominated as one of USA Today's Best Holiday Historic House Tours. The decor this year will not disappoint! You have until November 29th to vote once daily; the link is below:

https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-holiday-historic-home-tour-2023/

Lyndhurst locations have been featured in each episode of The Gilded Age, and we can't wait to watch episode four tonigh...
11/19/2023

Lyndhurst locations have been featured in each episode of The Gilded Age, and we can't wait to watch episode four tonight at 9 pm!⁣

Photos courtesy of Lyndhurst Staff.⁣

A few spots remain for Small Group Birding this Saturday, November 18th at 8 AM. Learn about, and be on the lookout for,...
11/17/2023

A few spots remain for Small Group Birding this Saturday, November 18th at 8 AM. Learn about, and be on the lookout for, the many birds that call Lyndhurst and this region home. Hosted by Saw Mill River Audubon . Beginners are very welcome! Best for adults and youth eight years or older.

Can't make it this time? Save the date for our final birding event of the year on Saturday, December 9th.

Visit sawmillriveraudubon.org for more information and to register.

11/15/2023

Lyndhurst's 67-acre landscape is beloved by all those in our community. Our park-like property is used more than any other asset at Lyndhurst, whether it's to go for a run, walk your dog, or relax.

Sometimes, being stewards of this property includes making difficult decisions on whether or not damaged or diseased trees can safely remain on the grounds. This was the case for two ash trees recently removed from the entrance lawn and beside the pool building. Invasive insects such as the emerald ash borer and other environmental factors have a large impact on the health of our trees.

Your support helps us care for these trees and all parts of our living collection. Please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end gift today so we can continue to give you more reasons to linger longer at Lyndhurst.

Visit https://ow.ly/CZtR50Q7Yok to donate. Thank you!

Lyndhurst is honored to have been nominated by USA TODAY's 2023 10Best Readers' Choice travel award for Best Holiday His...
11/13/2023

Lyndhurst is honored to have been nominated by USA TODAY's 2023 10Best Readers' Choice travel award for Best Holiday Historic House Tour! You have until November 29th to vote and can cast a ballot once daily. The top 10 will be announced on Friday, December 8th. ⁣⁣

You will definitely have some time before the 29th to come and take a tour and see the decorations in person before the deadline. We re-open for the Holidays on November 24th!⁣

Follow the link to vote: https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-holiday-historic-home-tour-2023/

Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. for episode 3 of The Gilded Age. We have so many questions that need to be answered!Photos cou...
11/12/2023

Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. for episode 3 of The Gilded Age. We have so many questions that need to be answered!

Photos courtesy of Lyndhurst Staff.

On this Veteran's Day, we at Lyndhurst salute you and thank you for your service! ⁣ ⁣⁣A c. 1942 photograph of two servic...
11/11/2023

On this Veteran's Day, we at Lyndhurst salute you and thank you for your service! ⁣


A c. 1942 photograph of two service members walking behind the mansion. Courtesy of Lyndhurst Archives.⁣

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635 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
10591

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Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

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