Interior shot with stained glass windows

photo by: Jeffrey Struges

Historic Sites


  • Constructed: 1838
  • Architect: Alexander Jackson Davis
  • Location: Tarrytown, NY

Lyndhurst, a National Historic Landmark, is widely acknowledged as one of the finest Gothic Revival mansions in America. The sprawling estate is emblematic of the enormous financial and maintenance challenges faced by historic sites across the nation.

Lyndhurst, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, began as a country villa in the "pointed style." During the Civil War, Davis was commissioned to double the size of the mansion, creating the massive residence that survives today. Throughout its history, the house has been enhanced and enriched by three families: the Pauldings, Merritts, and Goulds.

Campaign Goals

  • Explore new business and programmatic opportunities to transform Lyndhurst into a financially stable and growing destination, while initiating needed capital improvements.


  • Lyndhurst Site Council


Transform the mansion and grounds above the Hudson River into a vibrant, sustainable, well-maintained historic destination.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount

Fifty percent discount on regular public tours: one adult for individual Members; two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the immediate family for all other Members. Discount does not apply to other programs and cannot be combined with other offers.

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