The 10 Best Gilded Age Mansions in the U.S.

The 10 Best Gilded Age Mansions in the United States

Including the Breakers, Biltmore Estate, and the Mount.

By Mary Elizabeth Andriotis

HBO’s The Gilded Age has ushered in a resurgence of interest in the time period the series is named after — which took place from approximately the 1870s to 1900 — meaning now is a perfect time to pay a visit to one of the many Gilded Age mansions across the country.

Whether you’re in the mood to visit an especially grand house, like Biltmore Estate, or one with acres upon acres of impeccable landscaping, such as the Nemours Estate—we have plenty of options for you to choose from. Below, find House Beautiful’s ranking of the top 10 best Gilded Age mansions in the United States—and don’t forget to pack your most fanciful outfit! Check out the list at House Beautiful.

Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, is on this list. Coincidentally, her The Custom of the Country is the subject of our next lecture in our “American Women Reinvent the Marriage Plot” series. To read more, visit the event page here.

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