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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Number: 15853944922
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Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an...

Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an antique greenhouse complex, and a Victorian mansion. Sonnenberg also features a gift shop, the Finger Lakes Wine Center, and wedding/reception rental facilities.

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I took my Mother here for her Birthday.

A Great afternoon outing. Beautiful gardens and flora along with a nice little dining area. Even wine tasting! :) I took my mother and family. We all had a great time, good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Great afternoon outing. Beautiful gardens and flora along with a nice little dining area. Even wine tasting! :) I took my mother and family. We all had a great time, good food, and some wine afterwards.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a lovely low-key afternoon exploring the house and extensive grounds with a wide variety of gardens. There was a wine tasting hosted by gracious ladies which we enjoyed. We were welcome to eat the picnic lunch we brought on the wrap-around veranda (and drink the bottle of wine we purchased). We felt a little like royalty in such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

CAA/AAA gets you a discounted admission. The gardens are very pretty - so many different types of layouts and themes, an amazing variety of species! Some spots looked a little rough and not well maintained .... Knowing that this site is run by volunteer power, this can be overlooked. The mansion itself and the family's story is truly unique and... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One-of-a-kind Victorian mansion and gardens a true historical treat attention to details of how the good life used to be in ways unlike many that I have ever seen. Each garden has painstakingly been restored (or is in the process of). This making it even more alluring to want to come back to see what they have done the following... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I checked out the website before checking this place out so I kind of figured there weren't going to be as many flowers in bloom as maybe a different month, but since I was in the area I still wanted to check it out. The grounds were nice. They had a wine tasting area, some greenhouses, and the mansion itself.... More 

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We enjoyed the beautiful woodwork - Butternut wood, very impressive and the wonderful gardens. Recommend to all.

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a beautiful afternoon stroll through the park. Even through it had rained earlier we were able to stay on the paths and enjoy our time and the lovely gardens.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I have visited the gardens before about five years ago. I remember them being well tended and beautiful. This visit, things looked rough. There was a festival going on, so entering the mansion was not an option. The greenhouses were a wreck with lots of dead plants. It just looks like they need more volunteers, funding and grants to really... More 

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Sonnenberg G, Public Relations Manager at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, responded to this review

Without a specific date, I cannot say what may have closed the mansion but it is almost always open for visitors. We occasionally have private events or weddings in the mansion but those are scheduled to impact visitors as little as possible such as scheduling them at the end of the day. We want your day here to be just... More 

Manchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I love going to Sonnneberg in august when the flowers are at their best. The mansion is beautiful and so full of history.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a wonderful garden with an amazing mansion. Don't miss this if you get a chance. It's great!

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