A Palace of the Gilded Age!
Constructed in the Spanish Revival style, this Long Island historic house was built in the early 1900s for the affluent Vanderbilt family. The twenty-four rooms of the mansion are filled with historic items and exhibits that show off the eclectic ethnographic collections of William K. Vanderbilt II. When you take a tour you can view antique decorations, photos, and furniture. See the courtyard, living quarters and serving quarters of the mansion as you learn about life in the mid 1930s on Long Island's Gold Coast.
Be sure to attend one of the "living history" tours offered on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day where you will be taken around the house by guides dressed in 1930s style and meet "members" of the Vanderbilt family onetime owners of this top Long Island historic homes. The grounds of the mansion are also home to a marine museum, natural history habitats and much more that will fascinate and delight history lovers.