The Old Carriage House, now the Visitor Center
Statue in the yard near the castle
We walked up with our guide from the Visitor Center to the Mansion and went in through the carriage entry.
The Entry Way
These windows/doors are on three sides of the entry and allowed the people coming in from their carriages or cars to get out of the weather before they rang the doorbell.
Our Guide for the tour through the Castle
Ceiling in the Entryway
The Entry Door
You will notice that the entryway looks like it is made of marble, however, it is actual faux marble and at the time it was put in, it was more expensive than real marble. It was all the rage.
The Reception AreaOnce we left the entry way, we were guided, as Jay Gould's visitors would have been, into the Reception Room. This room was decorated to the hilt with marble and a ceiling painted as it might have been during the Renaissance period in Europe.
Ceiling in the Reception Room
The Entry Door
Windows in the Library
Dining Room Windows
The Dining Room Table and Chairs was designed
by the architect for the home.
The 2nd Floor - Art Gallery
Our Guide showing us the intricacies of the
Tiffany Stained Glass Windows
Gorgeous is all one can say!
Some of the original Art Work
We loved this room because of the enormous window. It was so much more light and airy than the other rooms in the castle.
Jay Gould's Bedroom
Jay Gould's Bathroom
Some of Anna Gould's French Influences in the Castle
The estate passed first to Jay Gould's daughter, Helen, and finally to his daughter, Anna. After Anna died in 1961, she willed the estate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Louis Vuitton Travel Case Belonging to Anna Gould
One of Anna's outfits
Jay Gould's Portable Desk that Went With Him When He Traveled
One of two Matching Fireplaces in the Parlor
Some of the furniture like this piece was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis. The house and storage facilities here have the most complete collection of his furniture anywhere.
|Panorama of the Parlor|
The Carriage House - Now Visitor Center
The Lyndhurst Castle Parlor When George Merritt
Lived in the Home - 1865 or so
Furniture from the Merritt Years
This statue was in the parlors during the
Merritts and the Gould's times.
Furniture from the Parlor from the Gould's time at Lyndhurst
This part of the Carriage House was the original stables
When we were roaming around the Gift Shop we found this area dedicated to the movies that used the Lyndhurst Castle. It was used for several movies and the castle was the home of Barnabus Collins in the television series "Dark Shadows" that I watched for several years a long, long time ago.
We also watched a movie about the castle and the families that lived here. One of things that we missed was seeing the Rose Garden because, of course, the roses just are not at their best at this time of year. Here is a picture of how it looks when everything is in bloom.