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:

May through September
Thursday – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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) $16
Classic Mansion Tours – Holiday (October – December) $18
Specialty Tours
Backstairs Tours (April – September) $14
Bowling Pavilion & Lower Landscape Tours (April – September) $10

· 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 5th-floor observatory tower. After enjoying the spectacular views of the lower Hudson Valley and Manhattan, you will descend 99 stairs to view the servants’ quarters including the butler’s suite, root cellar, scullery, kitchen, ice closet, and servants’ dining room. The tour will conclude with a visit to 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.

Waterfront Bowling and Recreation Pavilion Tours – Nestled within Lyndhurst’s waterfront terrain, the 1894 Bowling and Recreation Pavilion is a hidden jewel. This tour embarks along the lush lower landscape and then explores the stunning Bowling and Recreation Pavilion. The Pavilion is one of the first of its kind in the United States and features two wooden bowling lanes, a tea parlor, and a majestic veranda with views of the broadest part of the Hudson River. This one-hour tour will involve extensive walking and is not recommended for individuals with disabilities.

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