This outdoor walking tour examines the history of the landscaped Lyndhurst estate throughout three families’ ownership. Visitors are led down from the Lyndhurst Veranda and its marble garden furniture and fountains through a series of garden sitting areas and rock outcroppings known as “rockeries” which offer sweeping views of the Hudson River. Trees, plantings, and various outbuildings are discussed in passing. The tour concludes inside the restored 19th-century bowling alley with an exhibit on Lyndhurst’s fourth owner, Helen Gould, and Lyndhurst neighbor Madam C. J. Walker.
The tour departs from the Welcome Center and requires the ability to walk over the uneven hilly ground for 90 minutes. While much of this tour goes downhill on cement pathways and stairs, it requires an uphill walk to return to the Welcome Center.
2022 Dates: Friday – Sunday, May 6 – June 12.