Tour Details and Hours

Lyndhurst mansion may only be visited by guided tours which give visitors the opportunity to reflect on the lives of the mansion’s residents and the development of American taste during the 19th and early 20th centuries. We offer a Classic Mansion Tour perfect for first-time visitors and two specialty tours recommended for visitors returning to Lyndhurst for a closer look at the site’s unique and unseen spaces. Lyndhurst routinely displays a Special Exhibition located in the Welcome Center complex. Group and private tours are also offered throughout the season.


The mansion is open for tours at the following times, including holiday Mondays:

Hours vary. Check your desired tour for schedule.

May through September
Thursday through Monday • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Classic Mansion Tours on the hour, last tour at 4:00 pm
Backstairs Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am
CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Thursday through Monday • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Classic Mansion tours on the hour
Some dates offer tour departures on the half-hour and extended hours
· Please note, membership discounts are not honored in October.
· Events sell out quickly – advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.
CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays

November 1st through Thanksgiving

November 24th through December 30th
Thursday through Monday • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Classic Mansion Tours on the hour, last tour at 4:00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
December 26 through December 30 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
·  Please note, membership discounts are not offered during the holiday season.

Tour Prices

Classic Tours
Classic Mansion Tours (April – September) $18
Classic Mansion Tours – Holiday (October – December) $20
Specialty Tours
Backstairs Tours (May – September, select weekends) $18
Landscape Tour (May – September, select weekends) $18

· Tickets may be purchased online until 8:00 am on the day of the tour or at the Welcome Center.
· Walk-on guests are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
· Discounts available to eligible visitors – check ticketing site for details.
· Please note, discounts are not offered for special holiday programs.

Tour Details

Classic Mansion Tours – Perfect for first-time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. On the mansion tour, you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, cabinet room, Jay Gould’s private office, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room. The second-floor centers around the Grand Picture Gallery hung with its original and varied collection European paintings. Impressive Tiffany and La Farge stained glass windows and decorative wall paintings adorn the gallery and adjacent bedrooms.

Backstairs Tours – If you’ve taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you’ll be wanting more. This tour looks exclusively at ‘behind-the-scenes’ areas of the mansion. The tour begins with a journey up 79 stairs to the tower with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Manhattan. Then, descend 99 stairs to view the servants’ quarters including the butler’s suite, root cellar, scullery, kitchen, ice closet, and servants’ dining room and the 1911 laundry building. This tour is approximately one and a half hours and because of its physical demands, it is not recommended for individuals with disabilities or difficulty climbing stairs.

Landscape Tour – This 2-mile outdoor walking tour explores the lush landscape and rich history of Lyndhurst’s 67 acres and outbuildings. The tour concludes with a visit to the restored 1894 Bowling Alley and Recreation Pavilion. This two-hour tour involves extensive walking on uneven, hilly ground and is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues. Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.  Please note: This tour does not enter the Mansion.

Special Exhibitions
Lyndhurst routinely displays a Special Exhibition located in the Welcome Center complex.