Tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion, decorated for the holidays by local designers, decorators and garden clubs, continue through January 6, 2015.
This year, the Mansion and Estate grounds were decorated by the Dix Hills, Centerport, Honey Hills, Nathan Hale and Three Village garden clubs; Harbor Homestead & Co. Design; and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension master gardeners.
The Museum, Mansion and Planetarium will be open 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday-Tuesday, December 26-30, and Friday-Sunday, January 2-4.
The Planetarium is also open for evening shows at 8:00 and 9:00 on Friday-Sunday, December 26-28, and Friday-Sunday, January 2-4. The Museum and Planetarium will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Through April 12, the Vanderbilt will be open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. The last mansion tour begins at 4:00 p.m. The Vanderbilt is closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. (The Planetarium is open Friday nights.)
Tickets for regular daytime tours of the decorated Mansion can be purchased at the door: $5 per person, plus general admission – $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older and students with ID.
Special Twilight Tours of the Mansion are given after Christmas – Friday-Sunday, December 26-28, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is the only time of the year the Vanderbilt family’s private living quarters can be seen at night. The evening includes hot chocolate and cookies. Admission at the door: $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors (62 and older), and $5 for children 12 and under.