Professional Film & Photography

Lyndhurst frequently welcomes film and photography professionals with productions of all sizes, from small independents to major studio motion pictures.

Settings & Aesthetics
While Lyndhurst’s finest interiors are rich and luxurious, the property comprises many structures that convey an array of aesthetics. The 1838 mansion, considered to be one of the most influential houses in the United States, conveys a sense of luxury for period shoots depicting the Gilded Age, for contemporary shoots, or as a stand-in for European locations.

Lyndhurst is best known as a Victorian Gothic mansion, but the other structures at Lyndhurst include: an extensive paneled carriage house with horse stalls, an 19th century bowling alley, a large greenhouse frame, a ruined swimming pool structure, a children’s playhouse, and a range of interiors that can double for offices, historic hospitals, or institutional settings. The skyline of New York City can be seen from the top of Lyndhurst’s observation tower. With extensive grounds at the widest part of the Hudson River, many use Lyndhurst as an exterior location only.
See our Virtual Tours, or scroll through our slideshow to see Lyndhurst and the grounds.

Access & Logistics
Lyndhurst is only 35 minutes from downtown Manhattan, at the confluence of Metro North train service from Grand Central and just below the Tappan Zee Bridge. Because of our proximity to New York City, we are one of the closest and most easily accessible sites for country location shoots.

Lyndhurst has ample parking and multiple buildings to provide necessary space for all aspects of film and photography projects, including: a full kitchen and dining area for craft service, separate housing for young actors, and multiple rooms for prep, costume, makeup, and storage. Each of the buildings has easy load-in options and space for parking trucks, vans and cars.

Our Staff
Lyndhurst’s staff has significant experience working with filmmakers, photographers, actors, and models. We will work with your crew to ensure that you get your desired shot while you have your talent available.  We will also guide you through the process of shooting in a historic space, understanding your lighting needs, re-setting rooms, and ensuring that we preserve the property’s historic amenities.

Scouting Requests
Requests to visit Lyndhurst should be directed to Christine Mortell Plazas at cplazas@savingplaces.org or 914-303-6837 (office) or 914-374-4254 (cell).

Major Motion Pictures Shot at Lyndhurst

1970              House of Dark Shadows
1971              Night of Dark Shadows
1990              Reversal of Fortune
1999              Gloria
1999              Cradle Will Rock
2013              Winter’s Tale

Recent Television Series and Documentaries Filmed at Lyndhurst

2013            The Men Who Built America – History Channel
2013            Four Weddings – TLC Television
2013            Sercret d’Histoire: The Legendary American Families – French National TV 2
2013            Castle Secrets and Legends – Travel Channel
2014            Seven Deadly Sins – Showtime
2014            Fear and Desire – an independent Stanly Kubrick documentary
2014            Ten Homes that Changed America – PBS
2014            The Mysteries of Laura – NBC
2017            The Blacklist – NBC