Description - This palatial mansion is a fine example of homes built by 19th Century millionaires. This particular home was constructed by Frederick W. Vanderbilt, a grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
- This palatial mansion is a fine example of homes built by 19th century millionaires. This particular home was constructed by Frederick W. Vanderbilt, a grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Recreation - Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion are available seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Mansion is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day's. The grounds are open 7 days year-round from 7:00 a.m. until sunset. A visitor center, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, nature walks and snowshoeing are available.
Climate - The Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from above 22 degrees down to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Vanderbilt Mansion is in the Hudson River Valley in Dutchess County, New York. It rests along Route 9 in Hyde Park, about 90 miles north of New York City and 70 miles south of Albany.