Wilderstein Historic Site

330 Morton Road / PO Box 383
Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Phone: 845-876-4818

Wilderstein Historic Site


Wilderstein is a not-for-profit house museum in Rhinebeck, NY. It was the home of Margaret Suckley, a cousin and confidante of President Franklin Roosevelt. Miss Suckley traveled extensively with FDR during his presidency, gave him his famous black Scottish terrier Fala, and helped to establish his library in Hyde Park.

Three generations of Suckleys occupied Wilderstein, amassing personal and ancestral effects that attest to the lively social history of the estate, its family, and their relationship to the Hudson Valley. The large collection of books, letters, photographs, furniture, paintings, artobjects and china at Wilderstein are of great interest to both scholars and casual visitors.

Wilderstein Historic Site is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Suckley Family World War I Collection

Materials documenting Henry Eglinton Montgomery Suckley's experience as an ambulance driver in World War I.