On the Classic Mansion Tour on weekdays in late September and throughout October, you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room – all decorated with trimmings for the Autumn season!
The second floor, which centers around the grand Picture Gallery, is not decorated and visitors can see those spaces in all their traditional splendor.
For those wanting to just see the mansion, hear the history, and take in the beautiful seasonal decorations, this is the better option than the more explicitly Halloween themed theatrical nighttime performances. The focus of the guided Classic tour is the history of the families who lived at Lyndhurst as well as the many Gothic Revival furnishings and collections we bring out of storage and display during October only.
Tours are offered every hour from 10 am to 4 pm, Thursdays through Mondays, excepting the weekends in October when we are offering the Autumn Open House. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets sell out online fast and online sales close 8 am on the day of the tour, walk-on availability on a first-come-first-serve basis.
These tours are appropriate for children of all ages.
For those wishing to take their time in the house during this season, please see our Open House Autumn Weekends, October 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. These two weekends you’ll be able to visit and peruse the house and its decorations at your leisure.
To purchase tickets by phone: Call 1-888-718-4253 opt. 1 (please note that additional fees apply to phone orders.)
Plan Your Trip:
This tour has timed entry. Please arrive 20 minutes before the entry time printed on your ticket in order to have time to park and check-in at the Welcome Center.
- Advance online ticket purchases are recommended – tours do sell out.
- Online tickets must be purchased by 8 AM on the date of your selected tour.
- Photography is allowed at the discretion of your Tour Guide. Please stay with your tour group.
- No large bags or backpacks will be permitted in the mansion.
- Please wear shoes appropriate for walking on hilly grounds.
- Tours take place rain or shine.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- No refunds or exchanges can be made during the Halloween season.
- Tickets for this tour are not eligible for the membership discount.
Accessibility: Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. While the tour visits two floors of the mansion, only the first floor of the mansion is handicap accessible. There is no elevator in this historic building.
Extreme Weather Policy: Welcome Center staff will do their best to give notice if tours are interrupted, delayed, or canceled due to extreme weather. If Lyndhurst cancels your tour for weather-related issues, we will endeavor to reschedule. If rescheduling a tour canceled by Lyndhurst is not possible, we will offer visitors a refund for their tickets.