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Vanderbilt Mansion: Eagle’s Nest estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, heir to one of America’s greatest fortunes. Drive through the elegant iron gates and view the same stunning panorama of Northport Bay and Long Island Sound that delighted Mr. Vanderbilt when he arrived each summer. His mansion and museum, set on 43 rolling acres, will take you back to the celebrated era of the Gold Coast.
Video: Thompson, Molly (producer), and Thompson, Molly (director). in Biography. New York, NY: A&E Television Networks. Jan 1, 1995.
Tells the story of the family once called the most powerful in America. In the 1800s Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt made a fortune in shipping and railroads, but by the 1900s the dynasty has been disgraced through a series of extravagant excesses, family backbiting, and sexual indiscretions.
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