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Vanderbilt Museum

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  • Excellent48%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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The Vanderbilt Museum is located on the 43-acre waterfront estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His “Eagle’s Nest” mansion is itself a museum that preserves a privileged way of life from America’s...more
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180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721-1145
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a guided tour of the mansion which takes about half an hour. Filled with facts about the family. The grounds are beautiful and you could walk down a steep hill to be close to the harbor/marina. There is also a wonderful exhibit hall...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my 6 and 4yr old grandsons here. They enjoyed the show! For that age there was a lot of walking but once they got to the museums they liked them! For me, the grounds and scenery were beautiful and well kept. We were...More

Thank edc3k5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: former Vanderbilt estate on the water is a beautiful setting for classic cars CONS: can’t think of one Throwback estate that is so large, impressive and grandiose ...... That only a Vanderbilt or Rockefeller could have owned it back in the day. I’m grateful...More

Thank John0508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family to the Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum and Planetarium on Labor Day weekend. It was an enjoyable and educational experience. This was my first time here since a 3rd grade class trip back in 1978. Some things have changed. Some for the better and...More

Thank KosherTraveller2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Vanderbilt museum and planetarian has been a nice place for years. Beautiful scenery, nice staff well kept grounds. We were there Saturday August 25th with family, and I fell on an incline with cobblestones. I’m lucky I’m not really injured, but my elbow is...More

1  Thank ConcettaG10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The summer home of the Vanderbilt’s has a lot to offer. There are tours of the house, or general admission self tours (we took this option). The views from the back of the house to the bay are not to be missed. There are a...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s our second time here to bring some of our friends who visited New York for weekend getaway and to be entertained by a historical place like this with its beautiful views.

Thank Jun J
Daniel J, Social Media at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jun, Thank you for returning for a second visit and for bringing friends with you! Can you tell us why you only gave us a 3 out of 5 review? Is there something you think we can be doing better? Kind Regards.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

This mansion belonged to William Vanderbilt. He built in in the Spanish Style with many interior motifs and furnishings imported from Spanish monasteries and castles. Among Vanderbilt mansions it is rather small. Our guide was knowledgeable. There spectacular views of Long Island Sound from some...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Daniel J, Social Media at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went during the time when Porsche Car show was going on (July 2018). They had quite a lot of beautiful cars on show. The museum is great too with many interesting stuffs.

Thank Somanon B
Daniel J, Social Media at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We didn't do the tour, and we still got to enjoy almost all aspects of this incredible estate. You learn a lot about the Vanderbilt's and their contributions. I recommend buying tickets for a show at the planetarium as well. You should bring your own...More

Thank David C
Daniel J, Social Media at Vanderbilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for the review David! We hope to see you back here soon.

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Jhonny J
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Response from James Z | Reviewed this property |
Usually the shows last about an hour....for time schedules, I would recommend that you visit their website..{.I installed the website link but posting guidelines prevent me from doing so when I clicked answer } ...once you... More
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Murano89
17 March 2018|
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Response from Mecca S | Reviewed this property |
No u can’t but I would ask there are exceptions
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6 August 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes- 1 hour. But you can tour the grounds at you leisure. And there is a planetarium and a small natural history museum also.
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