December Classic Mansion Tours
Please read our COVID Visitor Requirements before purchasing tickets.
See Lyndhurst mansion transformed into an extravagant wonderland of holiday splendor. Described as one of the “Ten Best Historic Holiday Tours” by USA Today, Lyndhurst goes all-out during the holiday season, filling the mansion with elaborate tableaus of décor, which change every year. Dozens of Christmas trees are expertly decorated and designed to complement the elegant period furnishings within the rooms of the house. During this month only, our curators bring out rarely seen items that belonged to Lyndhurst’s former owners. This is a once-a-year opportunity to see many of the glittering possessions that are usually tucked away in our archives.
This one-hour tour visits the main two floors of the mansion. Tours are offered every hour from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Thursdays through Mondays.
Please know that Mansion Tours are a one-hour discussion of history, architecture, and art, and may not be entertaining to young children. Families with children are encouraged to attend our Holiday Opening Weekend, where visitors can walk through at their own pace without a guided tour.
As New York State continues to evaluate pandemic-related restrictions, Lyndhurst requires all visitors to provide proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days after the final shot) and continue to wear masks indoors at this time as a courtesy to fellow visitors and staff. Guests who are not vaccinated and children aged 2-11 who wish to join an indoor tour must provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test administered no sooner than 72 hrs. We will continue to evaluate these policies and make changes in the future, as appropriate.
All visitors must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the Mansion. A limited number of tickets are available for each time slot and tickets do sell out.
Please present printed tour tickets or have them available on your smartphone to show to Welcome Center staff when checking in for your time.
All ticket purchases are non-refundable.
For everyone’s safety, Lyndhurst reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any visitor who refuses to comply with these guidelines. As in any public setting, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19. By visiting Lyndhurst, you voluntarily assume such risks.
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
Senior, AAA, Military, Student: $22
Youth (Ages 6-16): $16
Children ( Ages 5 and younger): Free
Online ticket sales close at 8 am on the day of the tour. Purchase by phone: Call 1(888)718-4253 opt. 1 (additional fees apply to phone orders).
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Discounts are available to eligible visitors. Membership discounts are valid for Classic Mansion Tours only, July through September 26th.
Tours begin every half hour starting at 9:30 AM.
Thursday – Monday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (last entry).
All tour tickets must be purchased online, in advance as space is limited.
Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that this tour requires the ability to be standing for approximately one hour and climb stairs to the second floor of the mansion.
The tour visits two floors of the mansion and only the first floor of the mansion is handicap accessible.
There is no elevator in this historic building.
Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
Plan Your Trip
The guided tour will start at the Welcome Center, the brick complex located just past Lyndhurst mansion, where visitors can check-in and watch a short orientation video. No large bags or backpacks will be permitted inside the mansion. Plan to arrive at the Welcome Center 15 minutes prior to your tour to allow yourself time to check-in and/or watch the video.