Lyndhurst exterior

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Historic Sites


A Distinctive Destination
  • Constructed: 1838
  • Architect: Alexander Jackson Davis
  • Address: 635 South Broadway
    Tarrytown, New York 10591
  • Hours
    10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 914-631-4481

Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions and a National Trust Historic Site, was designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis. Its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Noteworthy occupants include former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.

Lyndhurst’s vast collection of art, antiques, and furniture remains largely intact due to the mansion’s use, primarily as a country residence. In most instances, the furnishings are original to the house, and more than fifty pieces were designed by the architect himself, Alexander Jackson Davis.

The arrangement of the rooms reflects the lives of one of the three major families and the five major owners that lived here. As such, the mansion reflects the development of American identity and taste during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lyndhurst is closed January through March. To visit the site from the comfort of your home, enjoy these virtual tours.

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

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