The Vanderbilt Museum’s holiday centerpiece is the mansion of William and Rosamond Vanderbilt, decorated each year by local designers and garden clubs. Their creative touch brings additional charm and magic to the spectacular, 24-room, Spanish-Revival house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Guided tours of the decorated Vanderbilt Mansion will be given from the day after Thanksgiving through December 30. During the day, tours are given Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday (except December 24-25) starting at 12:30 p.m. running on regular intervals until 3:30 p.m. Mansion Tours may sell out if busy!
Purchase tickets at the door: general admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students (age 62-plus or student ID), and $5 for children 12 and under – plus $6 per person for a guided tour.
Special Twilight Tours
These popular annual tours will be given Thursday and Friday, December 27 and 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors (student ID, or age 62 plus) and $5 for children 12 and under. Hot chocolate and cookies are included. This event is a treat for visitors, and the only time of the year the Vanderbilt family’s private living quarters can be seen at night.