Private Tours



This 90-minute private tour will be conducted exclusively for your group. M-F and Sat morning tours begin at 9 am (1 hour before general admission so that you can skip the lines and the crowds).  

This option is well suited for companies or organizations interested in bringing clients to view the Mansion, as well as groups or clubs of up to 12 who want a private tour together.


​Beginning on February 1, 2020, full tours will be made available to purchase through our online ticketing service.  Take advantage of this advance booking to secure a private tour on the specific weekday in May that works best for your group. 



  • Avoid the lines

  • Early entrance before general admission 

  • Limited availability

  • A catered To - Go lunch is included


You will be personally greeted with a special welcome in the courtyard of Tyvan Hill before the general public, from 8:30AM-9:10AM, Mon through Sat.  Groups of 2 (up to 4 if travelling together) will be admitted in timed increments and distanced from other groups.  Parking on site will be accommodated (for private tour visitors only) and masks will be required.

You will receive a catered box lunch from The Catering Company at the conclusion of your visit.  The following options are available (please select one when purchasing your ticket): 

McGraw Sandwich

Rustic Bread, Grilled Sliced Herb de Provence Chicken, Gruyere,

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Arugula and Dijonnaise 

Potato Chips, Cookie and Beverage 


Van Beuren Salad

Organic Quinoa, Ripe Mango, Roasted Red Peppers, Asparagus, Zucchini, Scallions,

Haricots Verts, Sliced Almonds and Leaf Lettuce with Citrus Vinaigrette  (GF,V,VG) 

Potato Chips, Gluten Free Cookie and Beverage

This option is best suited for individuals or small groups who want an early tour of the mansion and gardens during non-public hours.

Larger groups may be purchased depending on availability, but will be admitted based on the smaller aforementioned group sizes in timed increments. 


"I organized a tour for my garden club. We all loved hearing about the details of the house. Hope to organize again"

Mary Ann T. 

"Private tours are the way to go. I invited several of my friends and we were escorted through the mansion. We had a wonderful time."

Helen F. 

"Loved the attention of the private tour. It was great to have the house to ourselves before the doors opened to the public. Our guide was informative and took good care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the mansion".

Louisa R.