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.
You can take a guided tour of the decorated Vanderbilt Mansion through January 3. During the day, tours are given Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday (except December 24-25 and December 31-January 1) at 12:30, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Visitors pay the general admission fee plus $6 per person for a tour.
Special Twilight Tours
Popular Twilight Tours will be given two nights only, Wednesday and Thursday, December 27 and 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors (student ID, 62 and older) 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.