Hyde Park Mansion
Hyde Park Mansion http://www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm was originally owned by Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt. The family called it “Uncle Frederick’s cottage” because it was small by the family’s standards. Louise Vanderbilt’s niece inherited the property, but could not afford to maintain the property due to newly implemented federal taxes. Having major difficulty selling, she decided to sell the property to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s National Park Service for $1.00. The house is located in Hyde Park, NY along the Hudson River about 2 hours from New York City. The interior furnishings are exquisite.