Plan Your Visit

Lyndhurst mansion may only be visited by guided tours. Lyndhurst is unique in that since 1838, most of its furnishings and artworks have lived within the mansion walls. The mansion interior was first photographed in 1868, so each room is accurately decorated to the style of one of the families that lived in the mansion. The house has a collection of more than 10,000 pieces including extensive and early Tiffany windows, fifty pieces of furniture by the architect himself, Alexander Jackson Davis, and multiple suites of furniture designed by the Herter Brothers.  Railroad Baron Jay Gould’s painting collection of 19th century French paintings has never left the mansion. We invite you to explore the mansion and the development of American identity and 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. For more information, visit Tours and Hours. We also offer group and private tours throughout the season.

 Tour Prices

Classic Tours
Classic Mansion Tours (April – September) $16
Classic Mansion Tours – Holiday (October – December) $18
Specialty Tours
Backstairs Tours $20
Bowling Pavilion & Lower Landscape Tours $10


· Tickets may be purchased online until 8:00 am on the day of the tour or at the Welcome Center.
· 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.

The mansion’s hours change seasonally. Please see Tours and Hours for the most up-to-date tour schedules.

· Only the ground floor of the mansion is wheel chair accessible.
· There is no elevator in the mansion
· Wheel chair accessible bathrooms are available at the Welcome Center
· The Backstairs Tour and the Bowling Pavilion Tour are physically demanding and are not recommended for individuals with disabilities or difficulty walking up and down stairs.

Gift Shop
The Lyndhurst Gift Shop offers an array of items unique to Lyndhurst including seasonal items and local merchandise. The Gift Shop is located at the Welcome Center and is open during regular hours.

Walking & Recreation
Lyndhurst’s 67 acres of grounds are free and open to pedestrians between dawn and dusk. Please note, there is no available street parking in the area near Lyndhurst.

Lyndhurst charges a $5 per person fee to visit the grounds by vehicle. Bus groups must also pay $5 per person. The parking fee can be credited toward the purchase of a tour ticket. Parking is only available in designated lots.  Do not park along roads.

Site Rules
· Use caution, explore the property at your own risk
· No climbing on any structures or trees on the property
· Carry out what you carry in
· Bicycle on roads only
· Leash and clean up after your dog
· Commercial photography may be taken on the grounds with prior permission and by purchase of license
· The site may not be accessed during hazardous weather
· Please do not sled on the grounds during the winter
· No open flames or barbecues
· Lyndhurst no longer accepts the tickets pictured below for tour admission: