Eagle’s Nest – Vanderbilt Museum Historic House and Planetarium, Centerport, NY

I visited this house on July 3, 2008. I feel as if I grew up here – I used to work in the Planetarium here. It has been approximately 20 years since my last visit. I was disappointed by the state of dis-repair found in the mansion and surrounding estate.

Entrance to Eagles Nest

Entrance to Eagle’s Nest Courtyard.

Clock Tower from Courtyard

Clock Tower from inside Courtyard.

Eagle\'s Nest Living Room Wing from Courtyard

Living Room Wing from Courtyard

Original Wing from Courtyard

Original Wing from Courtyard

Memorial Wing from Courtyard

Memorial Wing from Courtyard

Harbor View Through Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from Balcony inside Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from inside balcony of Courtyard Gate

Boxwoog garden, view from inside Courtyard Gate balcony (looking down)

Boxwood Garden from Courtyard Gate balcony (looking down)

Swimming Pool Complex from Covered Patio

Swimming Pool Complex from Covered Patio Terrace

Pond on Terrace Outside Covered Patio

Pond on Terrace outside covered patio

Sundial on Original Wing

Sundial on Original Wing

Garden Gate in Sundial Garden

Garden Gate in Sundial Garden

Living Room Wing from Sundial Garden

Living Room Wing from Sundial Garden

Carriage House

Eagle’s Nest Carriage House

Marine Museum (behind Carriage House)

Marine Museum behind Carriage House

Boat House

Eagle’s Nest Boat House

Power House

Eagle’s Nest Power House

Vanderbilt Planetarium (Site of former Tennis Courts)

Vanderbilt Planetarium – Site of former Tennis Courts

Rose Garden Outside of Planetarium

Rose Garden Outside of Planetarium

Columns in Rose Garden

Columns Inside Rose Garden

Planter Near Rose Garden

Planter near Rose Garden

Columns Between Mansion and Planetarium

Columns Between Mansion and Planetarium

One of a Pair of Eagles from the Original Grand Central Station

One of a Pair of Eagles from the Original Grand Central Station – Just inside the front Gate of the Estate

Estate Gate - Originally from Idle Hour

Estate Gate – Originally from Idle Hour

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6 responses to “Eagle’s Nest – Vanderbilt Museum Historic House and Planetarium, Centerport, NY

  1. Dawn

    We just visited this site about a week ago and it was wonderful.

    • Diane P-K

      Diane- Thank-you for sharing your photos! It is a lot of work go upload the photos and tag each one, so I do want you to now how much I appreciate them! I have visited many of the same places and love looking back at these locations! Growing up in LI, and my Grandfather working as a gardener on the Phipps Mansion and Percy Pines Estate I always had a deep appreciation for the history and culture of this romantic society long gone. Keep Sharing! Diane – Now in NJ

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  3. Steven

    You don’t give out a lot of information on the homes you feature. That’s why I like the “The Down East Dilettante” blog, you actually get some great pictures and you learn something at the same time, it’s time well spent, not a lot of pithy caption.

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  5. Thanks for the many pictures you’ve shared of the various Vanderbilt residences! I’m sharing them on a pinterest board I curate! http://pinterest.com/larrytenney/vanderbilt-homes/

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