Plan Your Visit
Explore Lyndhurst, a majestic estate on the banks of the magnificent Hudson River, where every visitor can experience firsthand an American icon of architecture and landscape. Located in the Lower Hudson Valley, Lyndhurst’s proximity to New York City makes it an easily accessible day trip by train or car. Whether you are a first-time visitor or returning guest there is always something new to discover.
Lyndhurst can be experienced through multiple guided tour options or you may choose to stroll through the beautiful grounds on your own. The Classic Mansion tour explores Lyndhurst’s sumptuously decorated first and second floors and includes entry to occasional special exhibitions. A specialty Backstairs Tour includes unique spaces such as the observation tower, kitchens, and laundry building. Landscape tour options highlight our restored lower landscape, fountains, and specialty gardens and occasionally includes entry to the c.1894 Bowling Alley and c. 1911 Swimming Pool Building. A Daily Grounds Pass allows you to explore the Lyndhurst property on your own.
Explore the Grounds
Spend a day outdoors exploring the 67-acres of magnificent grounds at Lyndhurst. Discover the restored Civil War-era pathways, sit on one of three viewing platforms perched on rock outcroppings, and enjoy unparalleled views of the widest point of the Hudson River. There are also fountains, specialty gardens, and numerous outbuildings.
Lyndhurst’s grounds are open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (last entry at 3:30 PM) April through December. A Daily Grounds Pass is required for entry by vehicle. We require purchasing a Daily Grounds Pass in advance as quantities are limited each day, and there are no on-site sales. Walkers may enter Lyndhurst via the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park trail or the Westchester RiverWalk. Restrooms are available seven days a week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Bowling Alley (seasonally May through November. Restrooms are also available at the Welcome Center on days that we are open for tours. At the Welcome Center, you will also find the museum gift shop. Please use this PDF map provided for site orientation.
Lyndhurst visitors assume their own risk while on property. Please note our posted guidelines and restrictions, which are designed to keep our visitors and property safe.
- Dogs are welcome on leashes only. Please clean up after them!
- Please park in designated areas only.
- Drones are prohibited on the property.
- Special Event Photography (engagement, graduation, wedding, baby, family, etc.) is not allowed anywhere on the grounds.
- Carry-in/carry-out picnicking is allowed. No BBQ grills or open flames are allowed on the grounds.
- Please no alcohol.
- Skateboarding and rollerblading are prohibited.
- Bicycles must stay on paved or gravel roads and should not ride across the lawns or on the restored pathways.
- Please support Lyndhurst’s conservation efforts by refraining from climbing our historic trees, inside or on our fountains, or on any of our landscape structures.
- The site may be closed during inclement weather or due to private events; please check the website before arriving to confirm daily admission information.
The Museum Shop is located at the Welcome Center, in the former Carriage House building. Originally used as a tack room for saddles, harnesses, and other horse equipment, this space has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Open the same hours as guided tours, the Shop offers a variety of items unique to Lyndhurst, including seasonal items, local merchandise, decorative apparel, jewelry, and accessories, as well as a strong selection of local history books.
Personal, casual, non-flash photography is permitted inside the mansion during tours at your guide’s discretion. Due to capacity limitations, interior photography may not be allowed during October and December. Photography is not permitted inside the mansion during special events or theater performances. Video, filming, selfies, tripods, or other external equipment is not permitted in the mansion at any time. All special event photography, including wedding and engagement, is prohibited. The use of aerial vehicles or drones while on Lyndhurst property is prohibited.
Upon entering the property, you grant to Lyndhurst and its employees, agents and assigns the right to photograph you and your dependent(s) for use in Lyndhurst print, electronic, digital media, and publications.
Lyndhurst is open seasonally from April through December. The property is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (last entry at 3:30 pm) for grounds visitation. For those not taking a tour, Daily Grounds Passes are available seven days per week and must be purchased, online in advance, to access the property by car.
Tours are offered seasonally from April through December. The mansion is closed for the first three weeks in November in order to prepare for seasonal tours and events. Lyndhurst is also closed on the following major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Please check our calendar for closures and events before visiting.
Tours & Tickets
Lyndhurst mansion is accessible by ticketed entry only. The Classic Mansion Tour is perfect for first-time visitors and covers the history of the house and visits the first two floors. The Backstairs Tour visits the tower and servant spaces and is perfect for returning visitors. It is possible to combine these two tours during one visit by choosing our new Upstairs/Downstairs tour.
Our landscape tour for this season History in the Landscape blends aspects of our landscape, visiting the restored 1894 bowling alley, and discusses how the Gould family created an estate worthy of the Gilded Age.
Pre-arranged group and private tours are also offered throughout the season.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended, as tours do sell out. Guests without tickets may be accommodated depending on availability. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1(888)718-4253 and choose option 1.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
You can find our current tour and ticket offerings on our events page:
Parking is available in designated parking areas on the property. Please do not park along the driveways, pull off onto lawns, or park in front of the mansion. There is NO additional charge for parking to pre-paid tour or event ticket holders. Ticket holders will be required to show their tickets at the Lyndhurst entry booth to avoid making any additional payment upon entry.
For those who only wish to explore our 67-acre estate and not take a tour, please purchase a Daily Grounds Pass. The Daily Grounds Pass fee can be credited towards guided tour tickets, when available, which can be purchased at the Lyndhurst Welcome Center.
Please note, that there is no available off-site parking in the residential neighborhoods near Lyndhurst. Please do not park on side streets and walk into the grounds.
Download a site map here to familiarize yourself with our various parking areas:
Lyndhurst is located at 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, one-half mile south of the Mario Cuomo Bridge on Route 9. Lyndhurst is approximately 24 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. All tours begin at the Welcome Center.
Taxi and other ride services
Please notify your Taxi, Lyft, or Uber driver to drop you off at the Welcome Center within the Lyndhurst property. The Welcome Center is located a half-mile from the main entrance. Please note taxi service during busy summer and fall seasons may be limited. If you are relying on a car service for drop-off and pick-up, consider scheduling in advance, as availability may be limited.
From Westbound 287 (from Eastern Westchester/Connecticut):
Take 287 west/87 North to the last exit before the Tappan Zee Bridge, exit 9 off of the NY State Thruway, marked Route 9 Tarrytown. Take a left onto 119 at the first stoplight and a left (south) onto Route 9 at the second stoplight. The Lyndhurst gates are ½ mile on the right-hand (river) side of the road.
From Eastbound 287 (from Rockland/New Jersey):
Take 287 east across the Tappan Zee Bridge. Immediately after the toll booth, take the first exit, Exit 9. Turn left (south) onto Route 9 and proceed ½ mile to the Lyndhurst gates on the right-hand (river) side of the road.
From New York City’s East Side:
Drive north on the East River Drive, across the Willis Avenue Bridge onto the Major Deegan Expressway North. Follow the Deegan to the NY State Thruway (I-87) to Westbound 287 (Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
From New York City’s West Side:
Drive North on the West Side Highway to the Henry Hudson north to the Saw Mill Parkway north to the NY State Thruway (I-87) North to 287 West (Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
Take either I-95, I-684, or the Merritt Parkway south to 287 West (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
From Long Island:
The Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge to the New England Thruway (I-95). Take Exit 21 onto 287 west (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
The Triboro Bridge to the Major Deegan north and the NY State Thruway (I-87) to 287 West (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
From Grand Central Terminal in New York City:
Take the Metro-North – Hudson Line north to Tarrytown.
Taxis are available at the train station. Please notify your Taxi, Lyft, or Uber driver to drop you off at the Welcome Center within the Lyndhurst property. The Welcome Center is a half-mile from the main entrance.
Lyndhurst offers some accessible options for visitors, particularly in its landscape. An ADA-accessible pathway with an adjacent parking area can be visited in our lower landscape, offering majestic views of the Hudson River. Our Classic Mansion tour visits two floors of the mansion. The mansion’s ground floor is fully accessible, with an alternative experience to view rooms on the second floor of the mansion. ADA bathrooms are available at our Welcome Center and in the Bowling Alley.
Certain tours and programs are not recommended for all audiences, particularly those that require climbing multiple flights of stairs or traversing uneven terrain. The Backstairs and Landscape Tours are physically demanding and are not recommended for individuals with limited mobility or small children.