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Wilderstein Historic Site

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“first floor”(16 reviews)
“hyde park”(13 reviews)
“hudson river”(26 reviews)
Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy...more
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Rhinebeck, NY 12572
+1 845-876-4818
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All reviewsfirst floorhyde parkhudson riverher sisterworth the tripbeautiful housestained glassqueen annethe ground floorfranklin rooseveltinteresting historyback in the daythree generationsoriginal furnishingsshort videoold mansionvictorian style
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Who lived in this amazing mansion all of her 100 years of life. What a story. What a homestead. What a view & remote Hudson Riverside location. This is hidden gem and a “must” if you are interested in FDR’s life and loves. Just a...More

1  Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Reviewed 27 June 2018

See how the well-to-do lived in the 1880's to 1920's when this beautiful Victorian was enlarged and at its peak. The exterior and most of the main rooms have been restored. See the beautiful stained glass windows designed by a member of the Tiffany family....More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 26 June 2018

One of the lesser known mansions on the Hudson. Not a very long tour, mostly the ground floor but very informative.

2  Thank NewJerseyFred
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you are a history buff and loved FDR, this is a must see. You can feel the spirit of Daisy Suckley and FDR as you walk the grounds. If you are not a history buff, the architecture is terrific and the vistas are amazing....More

1  Thank MattandKellyPOGO
Reviewed 13 June 2018

My wife and I loved our tour of Wilderstein. The house has been restored and is beautiful. And our docent provided an interesting history of the house and its owners.

1  Thank JimDallas298
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in the area and looking for things to do. We searched Trip Advisor and found Wilderstein. First off the ride there was beautiful and once we got there we were in awe of the house. Beautiful! As ate the grounds...More

Thank KEN B
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We only got to visit the downstairs rooms but the stain glass alone was worth the visit. It had all the family original furnishings and had been restored to beautiful Queen Anne condition. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Beautifully restored in the outside & a wonderful view of the Hudson River. Our guide Mary was very knowledgeable & had interesting stories to tell of the last family members who lived in the house. Although only the first floor rooms can be seen, they...More

Thank Karl F
Reviewed 26 May 2018

I gave this five stars even though you are not allowed to visit any rooms upstairs. The downstairs rooms, with original furnishings, art and stained glass windows, are worth a visit. The views of the Hudson made me want to sit away the rest of...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Wilderstein Historic Site is a great piece of architecture to see how the extremely wealthy lived at that time. The woodwork is incredible. The movie before the tour was deadly boring however. Intolerable, but the mansion was worth it.

1  Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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5 August 2018|
Response from NewJerseyFred | Reviewed this property |
Tour Season: May 3 – October 28 for guided Tours Holiday tours Thanksgiving and December weekends Tour Days & Hours: Thursday – Sunday The first tour of the day begins at noon and the last tour begins at 3:30pm Tours start... More
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15 April 2017|
Response from Mellie C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it is open in April