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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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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.


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Contact Information:
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, c/o Roosevelt-Vanderbilt HQTS, 4097 Albany Post Road , Hyde Park, NY, 12538, Phone: 845-229-9115, Fax: 845-229-0739
, ROVA_webmaster@nps.gov

Additional Information:
New York Historic Sites -
New York National Forests & Parks - The diverse state of New York has 17 national sites which include memorials, seashores, trails and historic parks. Finger Lakes National Forest is the sole national forest encompassing 16,032 acres.
Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region - The Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region is truly a New York treasurer. The area offers graceful mountains, the beautiful Hudson River, palatial estates, quaint historic villages, magnificent gardens and lush vineyards.

Links:
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site - Official agency website

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