Coronavirus—What We’re Doing

 

Dear Friends,

 

As a precaution to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and to support governmental efforts to advocate cautionary measures that ensure the safety and well-being of our public, Lyndhurst has made the decision to suspend all programming and events for the time being. Automatic refunds will be issued to ticket holders for the Lyndhurst Flower/Antiques Show, theater performances and mansion tours although it may take time for these refunds to be reflected in your accounts. Lyndhurst’s offices are closed although staff is monitoring email remotely and can respond to any questions you might have.  A full list of staff contacts is available on our web site, www.lyndhurst.org.

 

However, Lyndhurst’s 67-acre landscape is open for you to enjoy from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. You may enter Lyndhurst through the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park trail and the Westchester RiverWalk, both of which traverse the Lyndhurst property. We ask that while on the property, you adhere to our guidelines which are posted on signs and on our web site.  Our buildings are closed to visitors and no staff will be available to assist you.  Please note that public restrooms that are usually open during the day will also remain closed. Please use New York State Department of Health recommended precautions when interacting with your neighbors on the property by practicing social distancing, or staying home and contacting a medical professional if you are not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms.

 

Lyndhurst has often served as a refuge.  During the Second World War, Lyndhurst was used as a convalescence site for active duty soldiers and its greenhouse plants were sold to provide war relief.  Indeed, Lyndhurst was likely constructed in 1838 as a response to the cholera epidemic of 1832, when more than half of New York City’s residents sought to flee the city to the relative safety of country air. We sincerely hope that Lyndhurst can serve as a refuge to you today.

 

We are continually monitoring this situation and will reevaluate opening as soon as possible.  In the meantime, you can follow updates on our website and on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Thank you,

The Lyndhurst Staff

This page was updated 3/18/2020 and will be updated regularly as further information becomes available.