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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
East facade and main entrance

East facade and main entrance.

Photo credit: By Daderot (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, in Hyde Park, New York, is an example of the country palaces built by wealthy industrialists during the Gilded Age. The site includes 211 acres of the original larger property historically named Hyde Park. Frederick William Vanderbilt (1856–1938) purchased the property in 1895 for use as a seasonal country residence. Its main feature is a 54-room mansion designed and built between 1896 and 1899 in the Beaux-Arts architecture style. The interior is an archetype of the American Renaissance, incorporating a range of European antiques and finely crafted period reproductions.

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