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Backstairs Tours

May 05 Through Sep 16 | Sat | 11:30 AM |
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Backstairs Tours are offered select Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM.

Please note that this tour does NOT visit the main rooms of the mansion – please purchase Classic Tour Tickets for the traditional tour experience.

If you've taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you'll be wanting more. This tour looks exclusively at 'behind-the-scenes' areas of the mansion. Come discover how during the Gilded Age and beyond, the staffs at Lyndhurst functioned to provide an efficient and seamless lifestyle for the Merritt and Gould Families!

The tour begins with a journey up 79 stairs to the 5th-floor observatory tower. After enjoying the spectacular views of the lower Hudson Valley and Manhattan, you will descend 99 stairs to view the servants' quarters including the butler's suite, root cellar, scullery, kitchen, ice closet, and servants' dining room. The tour will conclude with a visit to the 1911 laundry building.

This tour is approximately one and a half hours and because of its physical demands, it is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues.

Venue: Lyndhurst Mansion

635 S Broadway, Map