Lyndhurst Mansion

Lyndhurst Mansion Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst. Designed in 1838 by A.J. Davis, it is one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Visit www.lyndhurst.org for more information.

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 estate 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. Please contact us to schedule. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

07/19/2019

Good Morning Everyone! As you know there is a heat warning for the area over the weekend. Lyndhurst will be open, but as the Mansion does not have AC, we want our visitors to be aware that the house will be warm and outfitted with fans. We are allowing tour guests to bring their water with them as long as the containers can be capped.
The Visitor Center will have the AC on! Please stop in during opening hours if you need to get out of the heat while you are walking on the grounds.
We hope everyone has a safe weekend and stay cool!

07/18/2019

Hi Everyone, unfortunately due to the rain and possible storms, Sunset Jazz is canceled for this evening 7/18. 😔 Fingers crossed for good weather next week!

07/11/2019

Sunset jazz is cancelled for, tonight, July 11th due to weather. See everyone next Thursday!

Did you know that Lyndhurst and George Washington’s Mount Vernon have a unique connection?  In 1887, following a famil...
07/09/2019

Did you know that Lyndhurst and George Washington’s Mount Vernon have a unique connection?

In 1887, following a family to visit Mount Vernon, Jay Gould purchased and donated a 33-acre parcel adjacent to the front of the Mount Vernon mansion that was in danger of sale and development. Our Executive Director, Howard Zar, was recently at Mount Vernon and was able to meet with archivist Rebecca Baird to see the original documents related to Gould’s purchase of the parcel of land.

Included was a copy of a photograph of the young family with Mount Vernon Superintendent Harrison Dodge and copies of the correspondence related to the transfer of title from Jay Gould to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Notice that the stationery used during Jay Gould’s time has the name of the mansion spelled “Lindhurst” with an “i” rather than the “y” used today.

Thank you to The Washington Library! The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Credit: Image of a Letter from Jay Gould courtesy of the MTLA.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

This is very exciting! Click through to see some of Lyndhurst's amazing collections from our past exhibits!
06/17/2019
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This is very exciting! Click through to see some of Lyndhurst's amazing collections from our past exhibits!

We are excited to announce the launch of our Museum Collection portal! The portal features significant objects from 21 of our Historic Sites across the country.

If you haven't yet, come visit the Lyndhurst grounds to try out the newly reinstalled historic sitting area! It has a gr...
06/17/2019

If you haven't yet, come visit the Lyndhurst grounds to try out the newly reinstalled historic sitting area! It has a great view of the Mansion. (Come follow us on instagram! @lyndhurst_mansion).

Excited to see the new pathways and landscape work happening at Lyndhurst? Take the Gardens and Grounds Walking Tour to ...
05/16/2019

Excited to see the new pathways and landscape work happening at Lyndhurst? Take the Gardens and Grounds Walking Tour to learn about the historic garden and landscape design on the estate.

Thank you Location Managers Guild for our feature in the LMGI Compass Magazine! As a cultural institution, we are always...
05/13/2019
Location Managers Guild International - Spring 2019

Thank you Location Managers Guild for our feature in the LMGI Compass Magazine! As a cultural institution, we are always proud to see this historic property lend its character and authenticity to film projects.

Wag Magazine
05/09/2019

Wag Magazine

The annual Lyndhurst Mansion Flower Show arrived just as the Gothic Revival mansion kicks off a long landscaping project. http://ow.ly/O0rb50rsrkw

Last minute gifts for mom abound at this Saturday's plant sale! Plants are grown and sold by Garden Club of Irvington, s...
05/06/2019
Mother's Day Plant Sale | May 11 | Lyndhurst

Last minute gifts for mom abound at this Saturday's plant sale! Plants are grown and sold by Garden Club of Irvington, so you know you will find robust, unique plants for all types of gardens.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale May 11 Venue Details Lyndhurst Rose Garden 635 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 Join the Conversation Share this : The Garden Club of Irvington, The Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Care of Trees and Homegrown Nurseries and Farms invites you to our annual pre-Mother’s...

Let's talk about the weather forecast...☂️Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst takes place rain or shine because the vendors a...
05/02/2019

Let's talk about the weather forecast...☂️
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst takes place rain or shine because the vendors are in tents! So listen, get your umbrella and head out to shop amazing handmade items from 300 craftspeople. Gates open tomorrow at 10 AM!

"They are the kinds of garments generally overlooked or dismissed by museums and collectors of dress, who tend to focus ...
05/02/2019
Should These Clothes Be Saved?

"They are the kinds of garments generally overlooked or dismissed by museums and collectors of dress, who tend to focus on fashion as an expression of elitism, artistry, aspiration."

We were lucky to borrow items from the Smith College collection for our "Defying Labels: New Roles, New Clothes" exhibition which told the story of the evolution of women's attire as their independence grew at the turn of the century. Together, we are working to ensure that items which were traditionally dismissed as lacking significance, perhaps because of their intimate connection with the female body, are valued once again for the important and personal stories they tell.

Thousands of articles of everyday women’s clothing are being preserved in lockers in a college basement. But where, exactly, does their value lie?

Beautiful shot from STL From Above!
05/01/2019

Beautiful shot from STL From Above!

5 days till Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst! Awaken your creative spirit with a day of shopping these fine, handmade goods fr...
04/29/2019

5 days till Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst! Awaken your creative spirit with a day of shopping these fine, handmade goods from over 300 vendors.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst opens next Friday! Make sure you renew your Lyndhurst membership to get FREE admission!
04/25/2019

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst opens next Friday! Make sure you renew your Lyndhurst membership to get FREE admission!

"It’s the first time most of the 35 historic houses featured in the sumptuous book have ever been photographed."Hear f...
04/24/2019
Gilded Age glories: 35 historic Hudson Valley houses in new book; author to speak at Lyndhurst

"It’s the first time most of the 35 historic houses featured in the sumptuous book have ever been photographed."

Hear from Pieter Estersohn at the Mansions of the Gilded Age Symposium this weekend and see some of the previously unseen homes of the Gilded Age from his latest book.

Author of 'Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family,' will give a talk at Lyndhurst, April 28

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is just 2 weeks away! And members get in free! Don't miss Westchester's favorite out-of-the-b...
04/18/2019
Crafts at Lyndhurst | May 3 – 5 | Lyndhurst

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is just 2 weeks away! And members get in free! Don't miss Westchester's favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience.

Crafts at Lyndhurst showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country selling their exciting ...

Today is your last chance to enter this wonderland of fragrance and color created by these beautiful floral displays thr...
04/07/2019

Today is your last chance to enter this wonderland of fragrance and color created by these beautiful floral displays throughout the mansion. Tickets available at the door! @ Lyndhurst Mansion

Some more highlights from this weekend's Flower Show. Alas, beauty is fleeting and tomorrow is your last chance to see t...
04/07/2019

Some more highlights from this weekend's Flower Show. Alas, beauty is fleeting and tomorrow is your last chance to see these beautiful displays by the area's finest floral designers. Tickets available online and on premises! Stop in from 10-4. 🌼 @ Lyndhurst Mansion

04/05/2019

Here's a sneak preview of just one of the gorgeous floral arrangements in the mansion this weekend! Colonial Village Flowers transformed the dining room into a springtime wonderland. See this and more at the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show this weekend only!

Lisa from News 12 Westchester's Lunch with Lisa stopped by the Guest Cottage to enjoy some samplings from this weekend's...
04/03/2019
Lunch with Lisa: High Tea at Lyndhurst Mansion

Lisa from News 12 Westchester's Lunch with Lisa stopped by the Guest Cottage to enjoy some samplings from this weekend's High Tea menu. Check it out!

Johnny Cakes on Main Street in Nyack says if they don't know your name when you come in...they'll know it by the time you leave.

Missed yesterday's NYC-ARTS episode? Check out the full show online!
03/29/2019
NYC-ARTS Full Episode: March 28, 2019 - NYC-ARTS

Missed yesterday's NYC-ARTS episode? Check out the full show online!

A visit to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, one of America’s great historic country estates. And a look at one of the treasures in the collection of the New-York Historical Society.

03/28/2019
NYC-ARTS

Tune in to NYC-Arts tonight to see the full interview with Christina Ha and Lyndhurst Executive Director Howard Zar!

TONIGHT: Christina Ha visits Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, one of America’s great historic estates, for a look at this 19th century Gothic Revival mansion.

Edible Westchester unveils the "why" behind High Tea in the Guest Cottage. This luxurious meal isn't just an opportunity...
03/26/2019
The Why Behind High Tea at Lyndhurst (Or, Book Tea at the Flower Show Now)

Edible Westchester unveils the "why" behind High Tea in the Guest Cottage. This luxurious meal isn't just an opportunity to enjoy fine foods in a charming atmosphere - it is also a fundraiser to restore Lyndhurst's gardens.

Sure. There will be cucumber and smoked salmon tea sandwiches, warm scones, jam, and clotted cream. There will also be titillating little cakes served on tiered trays, wine, and bewitchingly fragrant teas locally blended by Teagevity. (They really are delicious.) Each table will be graced by fresh f...

What will Seasons On The Hudson come up with for this year's Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show? We can't wait to see next...
03/25/2019

What will Seasons On The Hudson come up with for this year's Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show? We can't wait to see next Friday!

"Shake off the winter apathy, envision your home and garden as you’d like them to be, grab your list, camera and note ...
03/21/2019
Prêt Pour Le Printemps?

"Shake off the winter apathy, envision your home and garden as you’d like them to be, grab your list, camera and note pad, pick up a friend or two to go with and, head to it. You’ll have yourselves a lovely time."
- Seeds of Design on the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show.

Ready for spring? Of course you are! The season officially starts with the happening of the equinox on March 20. Open windows, put away blankets, swap out clothes, freshen up house … heck, redecora…

Wow! We are so excited to see Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show exhibitor Joshua Werber's work in Vogue! You can see more...
03/20/2019
The New, Subtly Subversive Power of Pink Lipstick

Wow! We are so excited to see Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show exhibitor Joshua Werber's work in Vogue! You can see more of his gorgeous floral headpieces at the show April 5-7 and read the full article on the color pink in our society at the link below.

As the constructs of femininity are redefined in the #MeToo era, pink lipstick—once a male gaze–manufactured ideal—is getting a fourth-wave update.

Hudson Valley Magazine
03/19/2019
Hudson Valley Magazine

Hudson Valley Magazine

A Dutchess Community College professor shines a light on the forgotten music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley.

http://bit.ly/2W3IP1X

Lyndhurst Mansion Olana State Historic Site Boscobel House and Gardens

Visit Sleepy Hollow brought us a special guest...🎃"So how does a headless Hessian celebrate turning 199? To start, th...
03/16/2019

Visit Sleepy Hollow brought us a special guest...🎃

"So how does a headless Hessian celebrate turning 199? To start, the neighbors at Lyndhurst graciously opened the alley for pumpkin bowling!"

Lyndhurst Mansion's cover photo
03/14/2019

Lyndhurst Mansion's cover photo

On International Women's Day, we honor Anna and Helen Gould, who contributed to Lyndhurst's legacy in ways that we are s...
03/08/2019

On International Women's Day, we honor Anna and Helen Gould, who contributed to Lyndhurst's legacy in ways that we are still realizing to this day. Helen Gould inherited the estate after her father Jay's death in 1892. Among her many philanthropic efforts, Helen opened her Sewing School in the Lyndhurst bowling pavilion to teach invaluable skills to young women so they could become financially independent. When Helen passed and the estate transferred to Anna Gould's hands, Anna maintained the property and bequeathed it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, ensuring that her beloved summer home would be enjoyed by the public for generations to come.
#InternationalWomensDay

Take a look at this wonderful preview of the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show which is bigger than ever this year featur...
03/05/2019
Blooming ever bigger | WAG MAGAZINE

Take a look at this wonderful preview of the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show which is bigger than ever this year featured in Wag Magazine.

Lyndhurst is the proud recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant to activate the pool building which has not ...
02/28/2019

Lyndhurst is the proud recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant to activate the pool building which has not been open to the public for decades. This work will prepare the space for a sculpture exhibition to come in 2020. Stay tuned as the project continues!

We are so happy to welcome back the luxurious High Tea in the Guest Cottage during the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show....
02/27/2019
High Tea in the Guest Cottage

We are so happy to welcome back the luxurious High Tea in the Guest Cottage during the Lyndhurst Flower & Antiques Show. The amazing meal and decor from Saint George Bistro and Seasons On The Hudson will transport you to the English Countryside for this delicious tea in a charming, intimate space.

02/26/2019
Lyndhurst bench extraction and restoration

When we close for the winter season, we work to complete restoration projects that will enhance the visitor experience for the upcoming year. This season, much of our work will focus on the restoration of the lower landscape at Lyndhurst. Our first project has been to extract some of the many forgotten outdoor sculptures and benches from storage and from the upper lawn. These pieces will be cleaned and assessed by a conservator before being reinstalled in their proper places. We will use archival images to direct their placement so they may be enjoyed as Lyndhurst’s earliest visitors enjoyed them long ago.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cupid and Psyche! Although not well-known today, sculptor Giovanni Maria Benzoni was a fixt...
02/14/2019

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cupid and Psyche! Although not well-known today, sculptor Giovanni Maria Benzoni was a fixture of the European grand tour with his Neo-Classical sculpture studio in Rome. Lyndhurst’s second owner, George Merritt, first saw Cupid and Psyche at the 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition in London and later commissioned it as a gift for his wife. The sculpture remained at Lyndhurst when the Goulds purchased the estate and was displayed in the parlor as a symbol of eternal love. 💘

02/07/2019

You never know what adventures await at Lyndhurst.

01/30/2019

Mother Nature likes to remind us that Lyndhurst was a summer home. 🥶

Address

635 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
10591

Lyndhurst is located at 635 South Broadway in Tarrytown NY. We are a 45 minute train ride from New York City on the Metro North's Hudson River line. Use the Tarrytown train stop where you may take a 5 minute cab ride to our property. We are also accessible via the Westchester county Bee line bus service. If you choose to drive, most GPS's accurately reflect our location. http://lyndhurst.org/visitlyndhurst/directions-car-train/

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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(914) 631-4481

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