Lyndhurst Castle is a Beautiful Tourist Attraction Museum in New York State

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Lyndhurst Castle is a great tourist attraction in New York State that was owned by the Mayor of New York City and robber baron railroad tycoon and millionaire Jay Gould.

Lyndhurst Castle is a beautiful tourist attraction museum located along the heights above the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York about 1 mile south of the Tappan Zee bridge. Lyndhurst Castle is in Westchester County in New York State about 20 miles north of New York City.

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Lyndhurst Castle or Mansion was started in 1838 by famed architect Alexander Jackson Davis in Gothic Revival style. Davis finished the first phase of the castle in 1842 for New York City Mayor William Paulding, Jr. but was hired back by new owner George Merritt to double the size of the castle mansion in 1864. Merritt called the place Lyndenhurst until 1880 when it was sold to railroad tycoon and robber baron financier Jay Gould.

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Gould renamed the castle mansion Lyndhurst and used the place as his summer home until he died in 1892. The Lyndhurst Estate was inherited by Gould's daughter Anna who left the mansion and 67 acre estate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in her 1961 will.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation today runs Lyndhurst Castle and Estate as a tourist attraction that is open to the public for tours and also is available to be rented out for weddings, parties and special occasions.

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Visitors and guests to the castle and estate are treated to the stunning Gothic Revival architecture of the house both inside and outside as well as authentic period room settings in the home complete with antique furniture by Herter Brothers and Tiffany as well as valuable artwork and paintings and outdoor gardens including the Rose Garden.

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The views of the Hudson River and Hudson River Valley alone are enough to entice many people to visit Lyndhurst Castle which is a beautiful stunning tourist attraction museum in New York State and a great place to spend the day.

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Lyndhurst is open daily except for Mondays from April through October and open on weekends only from November through March. To reach Lyndhurst just take Route 9 into Tarrytown and look for the entrance on your left going north or on your right if traveling south on Route 9.

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