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.
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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 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

Experience Lyndhurst in a brand new way with a landscape tour that offers a safe outdoor perspective of our 67 acre esta...
07/09/2020

Experience Lyndhurst in a brand new way with a landscape tour that offers a safe outdoor perspective of our 67 acre estate.

The Rose Garden, Greenhouse & Swimming Pool Tour is a one hour, one mile stroll that takes visitors to some of our most iconic features at Lyndhurst and offers a first-time glimpse into the newly-stabilized swimming pool building. Along the way, you’ll learn the history of the families who built Lyndhurst, look at iconic outbuildings, and learn about the specialty gardens and trees that make the estate so special.

The tour has an easy to moderate grade of walking and while largely on grade, does require the ability to walk up a gentle uphill slope and traverse uneven grassy lawns and gravel paths. Tours take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are limited to nine people and require masks to allow for visitor safety.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance on our website at: https://lyndhurst.org/events/rose-garden-tour/

Experience Lyndhurst in a brand new way with a landscape tour that offers a safe outdoor perspective of our 67 acre esta...
07/08/2020

Experience Lyndhurst in a brand new way with a landscape tour that offers a safe outdoor perspective of our 67 acre estate.

The Riverfront Landscape & Bowling Alley Tour is a one hour, one-half mile stroll that takes visitors to splashing fountains, highlights the extensive lower landscape restoration, and ends in the riverfront Bowling Alley building. Along the way, you’ll learn the history of the families who built Lyndhurst, look at landscape features that were inspired by Central Park and get panoramic views of the Hudson River.

The tour, which goes downhill, is conducted primarily on cement pathways and paved roads but does require an uphill walk to return to the parking area.

The tours take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are limited to nine people and require masks to allow for visitor safety.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance on our website here: https://lyndhurst.org/events/riverfront-tour/

Our sunsets are just as good as fireworks! We wish everyone a safe Fourth of July!⁣⁣Grounds close at 5 PM and please lea...
07/03/2020

Our sunsets are just as good as fireworks! We wish everyone a safe Fourth of July!⁣

Grounds close at 5 PM and please leave your fireworks and sparklers at home!⁣

If you plan on visiting the grounds over the holiday weekend you will need to pre-purchase a Daily Grounds Pass for Saturday, July 4th through Monday, July 6th. Follow the link below:

https://lyndhurst.org/events/daily-grounds-pass/

The final bench has arrived in our revitalized landscape south of the Mansion! This seating spot offers a great shady pl...
07/01/2020

The final bench has arrived in our revitalized landscape south of the Mansion! This seating spot offers a great shady place to rest. The 1870 photograph that informed this recreated feature is on the sign to the right!⁣
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If you plan on visiting Lyndhurst for the Fourth of July holiday please remember: You will need to purchase a Daily Grounds Pass Thursday, July 2nd through Monday, July 6th. ⁣⁣⁣We encourage you to buy online ahead of time on our website through the link below:

https://lyndhurst.org/events/daily-grounds-pass/

After a long hiatus, 'Boy with Duck' is finally back in action!⁣
06/30/2020

After a long hiatus, 'Boy with Duck' is finally back in action!⁣

Congratulations to the Briarcliff High School and Sleepy Hollow High School 2020 graduating classes!  ⁣⁣For two evenings...
06/26/2020

Congratulations to the Briarcliff High School and Sleepy Hollow High School 2020 graduating classes! ⁣

For two evenings, Lyndhurst’s majestic estate lawns became a drive-in movie as families of graduates drove on to the property and watched the ceremony on outdoor movie screens. We were so glad that we could provide this celebratory moment to all these local graduates and be an integral part of our community.⁣

Event produced by SBZ Events.⁣

The Fourth of July is coming!For those of you who will be planning to visit Lyndhurst for the Fourth of July Holiday wee...
06/25/2020
Daily Grounds Pass | Jun 12 – Jul 5 | Lyndhurst

The Fourth of July is coming!

For those of you who will be planning to visit Lyndhurst for the Fourth of July Holiday weekend, be advised that we will be charging the Daily Grounds Pass starting Thursday July 2nd through Monday July 6th.

Members still get in for free.

The Mansion remains closed. Grounds close at 5 PM.

The Bowling Alley Bathrooms will be open! A gate attendant can give you directions to that facility when you arrive.

After the holiday weekend we will return to charging again only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. All other days will continue to be free of charge until further notice.

We welcome picnics, casual recreation, and solitary enjoyment. Please no fireworks, sparklers, or open flames allowed anywhere on the grounds.

Go to our website to purchase a ticket!

http://lyndhurst.org/events/daily-grounds-pass/

4TH OF JULY WEEKEND: A Grounds Pass will be required to access the grounds Thursday July 2nd through Monday July 6th. Grounds open 9AM to 5PM. More information Here

In preparation for the exhibition: Watershed opening later in July, artist Jorge Otero-Pailos (Otero Pailos Studio) has ...
06/24/2020

In preparation for the exhibition: Watershed opening later in July, artist Jorge Otero-Pailos (Otero Pailos Studio) has created long curtains by spraying liquid latex onto the interior brick walls of Lyndhurst’s swimming pool building.⁣

Here you can see Jorge spraying latex over a detail in the pool basin, Jorge and his crew adding mesh to stabilize tricky elements, Jorge carefully peeling off the latex, and the fully removed latex curtain laying on the deck. The installation is next week, stay tuned!

It's just another Mansion Monday. Here's to another safe and healthy week for everyone!⁣
06/22/2020

It's just another Mansion Monday. Here's to another safe and healthy week for everyone!⁣

06/19/2020

Lyndhurst’s nearby neighbor in the early 20th century was Madam C. J. Walker, the African American philanthropist, activist, entrepreneur, and hair care millionaire. Madam Walker was the first in her family born into freedom and for Juneteenth, we present her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles, discussing Madam Walker’s significance.

Lyndhurst’s swimming pool building is being readied for the opening of 'Watershed', a multi-disciplinary contemporary ar...
06/16/2020

Lyndhurst’s swimming pool building is being readied for the opening of 'Watershed', a multi-disciplinary contemporary art installation created by Jorge Otero-Pailos (Otero Pailos Studio). The exhibit is expected to open to the public later this July.

Here is a historic colored photograph of the Pool’s interior, c. 1920, complete with palms and a rowboat for the lifeguard.

We couldn't help ourselves and are posting again about the Rose Garden! It is at peak this weekend and has never looked ...
06/12/2020

We couldn't help ourselves and are posting again about the Rose Garden! It is at peak this weekend and has never looked better.⁣
Be sure to stop by when you visit the grounds this weekend.⁣

Also, starting today, if you are coming to Lyndhurst by car you will need a GROUNDS PASS to visit on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June. Go to the link below to purchase and members get in for free!⁣

http://lyndhurst.org/events/daily-grounds-pass/

Staring June 12th a DAILY GROUNDS PASS will be required for entry to the Lyndhurst property on Fridays, Saturdays, and S...
06/09/2020
Daily Grounds Pass | Jun 12 – 28 | Lyndhurst

Staring June 12th a DAILY GROUNDS PASS will be required for entry to the Lyndhurst property on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Monday through Thursday will still be free.

A Daily Grounds Pass offers general admission to the property between the hours of 10:00 am with last entry at 3:00 pm as the property closes at 5:00 pm. The Grounds pass is only good for the day you are coming to the grounds. Lyndhurst members will get in for free.

Please have your pre-purchased ticket available to show the gate attendant upon arrival. Select the print at home option when purchasing your ticket or have it ready on your mobile phone!

During the initial reopening phase, we would like to remind guests that restrooms will not be available and although picnicking is allowed, we ask that you carry out what you carry in.

Please wear a mask when interacting with Lyndhurst staff at the Guard Shack.

Please be respectful of fellow visitors by adhering to social distancing protocols.

Thank you! And follow the link to purchase your Grounds Pass:
http://lyndhurst.org/events/daily-grounds-pass/

Starting June 12th visitors by car will be required to purchase a grounds pass online to visit on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More information Here

Let's start the week off right with one of the most popular views of the Mansion!⁣
06/08/2020

Let's start the week off right with one of the most popular views of the Mansion!⁣

June means Roses! We wish everyone an enjoyable weekend. When you visit the grounds, take a moment to appreciate the stu...
06/05/2020

June means Roses!

We wish everyone an enjoyable weekend. When you visit the grounds, take a moment to appreciate the stunning blooms in the Rose Garden.

If you have been a regular visitor over the past few months, please consider a donation in lieu of an admissions fee! Every little bit helps. There is a link in our profile page.⁣⁣⁣
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If you are visiting the Lyndhurst grounds over the weekend please remember:⁣⁣⁣
⁣-Grounds are open 9 am to 5 pm only.⁣⁣
-Park in designated areas only.⁣⁣⁣
-There are no restrooms available, so plan accordingly!⁣⁣⁣
-Bring out any trash you bring in!⁣⁣⁣ This includes dog waste, discarded masks, gloves, and cleaning wipes.
-If parking areas are full or there are crowds, please visit us another time.⁣⁣⁣

Here's a sneak peek into the Pool Building that is being readied to re-open to the public for the first time.⁣⁣The c. 19...
06/04/2020

Here's a sneak peek into the Pool Building that is being readied to re-open to the public for the first time.⁣

The c. 1911 Pool Building is expansive! When stabilization work is complete, it will be a ruinous but safe interior space where visitors can explore a major contemporary art, light, and sound installation by artist Jorge Otero-Pailos (Otero Pailos Studio⁣) seen here with our Assistant Director.

Happy Stormy Friday!⁣⁣As always, we hope everyone has a nice and relaxing weekend. ⁣⁣If you have been a regular visitor ...
05/29/2020

Happy Stormy Friday!⁣

As always, we hope everyone has a nice and relaxing weekend. ⁣

If you have been a regular visitor over the past few months, please consider a donation in lieu of an admissions fee. Every little bit helps!

http://lyndhurst.org/supportlyndhurst/support/
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And as always, if you are visiting the Lyndhurst grounds over the weekend please remember:⁣⁣⁣
⁣-Grounds are open 9 am to 5 pm only.⁣⁣
-Please take your discarded masks, gloves, and cleaning wipes with you! We have limited staff to clean up refuse on the grounds.⁣
-There are no restrooms available, so plan accordingly!⁣⁣⁣
-Bring out any trash you bring in!⁣⁣⁣
-Park in designated areas only.⁣⁣⁣
-If parking areas are full or there are crowds, please visit us another time.⁣⁣⁣

Many of you have been asking us about these majestic flowering trees. What are they? American Horse Chestnut! ⁣⁣⁣⁣You ca...
05/28/2020

Many of you have been asking us about these majestic flowering trees. What are they? American Horse Chestnut! ⁣⁣
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You can find them dotted around the Lyndhurst landscape. And keep an eye out for the red one we just planted! ⁣⁣

For Memorial Day we salute our many fallen service members, including those who convalesced at Lyndhurst. Here, visiting...
05/25/2020

For Memorial Day we salute our many fallen service members, including those who convalesced at Lyndhurst.

Here, visiting RAF pilots enjoy the carnations in the Lyndhurst greenhouse in 1942.⁣⁣

Have a relaxing holiday weekend everyone!⁣⁣⁣⁣If you have been a regular visitor over the past few months, please conside...
05/22/2020

Have a relaxing holiday weekend everyone!⁣⁣
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If you have been a regular visitor over the past few months, please consider a donation! The link is below!

http://lyndhurst.org/supportlyndhurst/support/
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And as always, if you are visiting the Lyndhurst grounds over the long weekend please remember:⁣⁣
⁣-Grounds are open 9 am to 5 pm only.⁣
-There are no restrooms available, so plan accordingly!⁣⁣
-Bring out any trash you bring in!⁣⁣
-Park in designated areas only.⁣⁣
-If parking areas are full or there are crowds, please visit us another time.⁣⁣

On this day in 1966, New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller opened Lyndhurst to the public. In his keynote address, he ...
05/20/2020

On this day in 1966, New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller opened Lyndhurst to the public. In his keynote address, he states:⁣⁣
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“There is nothing quite like it anywhere. Anyone with a feeling for the past will find a visit to Lyndhurst an exhilarating experience... Anyone lacking a sense of the past may well acquire one here.”⁣⁣

We couldn't agree more.⁣

Thank-you to Benjamin Moore for providing free paint for our historic restoration projects. Since every tour visitor wal...
05/18/2020

Thank-you to Benjamin Moore for providing free paint for our historic restoration projects. Since every tour visitor walks across the veranda, every wedding reception is held here, and our ADA accessible ramp leads to the veranda, we need an extremely durable covering to stand up to foot traffic and northeastern weather!

We recently used Light Gray N122-70 Floor and Patio, Low Sheen-0122 to recover our historic veranda this season.

#BenjaminMoore
#givingmoore

Time flies! Another week has come and gone and we hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. ⁣⁣If you are a regular visitor...
05/15/2020

Time flies! Another week has come and gone and we hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. ⁣

If you are a regular visitor, please consider making a donation to Lyndhurst at:

http://lyndhurst.org/supportlyndhurst/support/

When visiting the grounds, please follow social distancing protocol and our site rules. (And please take your discarded masks and gloves home with you!)⁣

Be safe and well!⁣

A lovely, but brisk, May afternoon has brought out the Lord of the Manor!
05/12/2020

A lovely, but brisk, May afternoon has brought out the Lord of the Manor!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend!
05/08/2020

Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend!

To celebrate the spirit of travel and tourism week with Westchester County Tourism, NY we want to highlight the movement...
05/07/2020

To celebrate the spirit of travel and tourism week with Westchester County Tourism, NY we want to highlight the movements of our own Helen Gould. The Gould’s resided in the city, stayed at Lyndhurst in the early summer, and then spent the hottest part of the season up in Roxbury, NY, the Catskill Mountain community where Jay Gould was born.

Helen Gould was an inveterate traveler, whether by railroad, yacht or motorcar over dirt roads. Here is a c. 1900 snapshot of Helen Gould’s car, mired in a muddy ditch, and being pulled out by horses on a road on an upstate country road. We know it’s Helen’s car from the monogrammed plate on the back of the car, HMG being the initials of Helen Miller Gould.

Not every trip is smooth sailing but even in the face of some roadside adversity, Helen Gould kept pushing forward!

Happy #PreservationMonth! This year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is launching 31 virtual experiences at...
05/05/2020
Virtual Preservation Month, May 1-31, 2020 | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Happy #PreservationMonth!

This year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is launching 31 virtual experiences at historic sites across the country so that you can step out while you stay in. And to join in the fun, we’ve opened our doors to you today!

Come explore with us:

https://SavingPlaces.org/PreservationMonth

Unlock a piece of history every day! Throughout the month of May, the National Trust will bring you the very best in historic preservation from coast to coast, letting you get up close and behind the scenes as you revisit your favorite places, or discover and explore places you may have only dreamed...

The spring craft show at Lyndhurst is Artrider Productions longest-running craft show and features over 300 craftspeople...
05/02/2020

The spring craft show at Lyndhurst is Artrider Productions longest-running craft show and features over 300 craftspeople creating handmade art, fashion, gourmet food, and more only from the USA.

Craft Shows like these are a huge source of livelihood for these amazing artisans who rely on in-person purchases for delicate items like these glass flowers by Belleau Art Glass.

Each year is attended by regulars, but also new and upcoming artists are added to the roster to keep things fresh and interesting! We enjoy hosting this incredibly talented and diverse group to our grounds. We miss you!

Stay tuned for the new dates for the spring show and look forward to the fall show in September.

Here at Lyndhurst, we are missing the spectacle at the spring craft show by Artrider Productions. This event draws nearl...
05/01/2020

Here at Lyndhurst, we are missing the spectacle at the spring craft show by Artrider Productions. This event draws nearly 10,000 people to our expansive greenhouse lawn and the enormous tenting is almost as iconic as the pointed spires of the mansion! It is a fun way to spend an day with family and friends.

We are hoping that conditions will allow us to hold the postponed show this summer, while our fall show is still scheduled for September. Stay tuned for updates!

Check out this great piece from Linda Viertel with The Hudson Independent on Lyndhurst and the continued work we are doi...
04/30/2020
Lyndhurst Landscape Restoration Well on its Way: Witness A Welcome Respite This Spring - The Hudson Independent

Check out this great piece from Linda Viertel with The Hudson Independent on Lyndhurst and the continued work we are doing on the landscape. Thank you!

https://thehudsonindependent.com/lyndhurst-landscape-restoration-well-on-its-way-witness-a-welcome-respite-this-spring/

By Linda Viertel Spring’s long-awaited arrival is providing relief from sheltering indoors and giving much-needed outdoor breathing space for exercise and enjoyment while making sure physical distancing remains the rule. And, what better way to experience the outdoors, budding trees, spring flower...

As we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, Lyndhurst is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and the...
04/24/2020

As we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, Lyndhurst is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve.

Lyndhurst’s 67-acre landscape is open – ON A LIMITED BASIS – for you to enjoy from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

Please visit our website, www.lyndhurst.org, for more information about visiting the grounds.

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

Telephone

(914) 631-4481

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Hope you like the video taking a stroll around your lovely property!
Had an enchanting walk through the rose garden a few weeks ago. Beautiful.
Social distancing in the gorgeous rose garden at Lyndhurst!
Here is my piece on Spencer/Ahmet Robinson and his time at Lyndhurst
If I could live there - I would.
I visited on November 29 and love it. I'll visit again in the spring for the flower show.
Today I had a spectacular day..
A few pics from 10/20/19
Great Visit Sunday!
Did you ever sell copies of Jay's business cards? I found one in my parent's stuff today and I am trying to figure out where they got it. It is simple and just has his name in the middle and the 5th Ave address in the lower right hand corner. Jay is a cousin but Dad never met him.
I have an extra ticket to Jay Ghoul's Curiosities this Saturday 10/19 at 6:30pm. I bought 3 instead of 2 by accident and have an extra. Message me if interested :)