This map displays the locations of estates in the United States that were built by and/or owned by members of the Vanderbilt Family during the years 1860 - 1931, the period known as the Gilded Age. All of the estates and institutions listed here are still in use today and have web sites associated with them. Additionally, the map provides links to Wikipedia* biographies of owners and architects, where possible.
Most of the estates and cultural institutions listed here are open to the public, but some are private. Please respect private institutions that are NOT open to the general public, but choose to share their information and histories online.
*Wikipedia is not a perfect source for information, but it does provide a general overview of these Gilded Age personalities. Those wishing to know specific information about the people and events in these biographies should use Wikipedia as a starting point and check the facts themselves.