Welcome to “Eagle’s Nest”

Here is a photo album of William K. Vanderbilt II’s summer estate in Centerport, New York. Take this pictorial stroll around the grounds, then come in person to visit the museum, and Vanderbilt’s mansion – a time capsule of the privileged life from the Jazz Age through the Second World War.

Willie K., as he was known, was the great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who amassed one of America’s largest fortunes with railroads and shipping enterprises. Willie built his spectacular 43-acre Eagle’s Nest estate and 24-room Spanish-Revival mansion in stages, from 1910 to 1936. The estate and mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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