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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Address: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Number: (585) 394-4922
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Canandaigua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Cleveland, Ohio
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144 reviews 144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After driving 5 hours, we stopped at Sonnenrg Gardens in Canandaigua for a break on our way to Geneva. It was already late September, so we knew the gardens would not be at their peak, but that didn't stop us. As we pulled into the parking lot, we weren't sure about our choice, but proceeded anyway. Good choice. The gardens... More 

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Fairport
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a first class attraction into a Victorian time! The smell of fragrant blooms abounds you at every turn.

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Rochester, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Thompsons were such an amazing part of the history of Canandaigua and so important in shaping it into the town that it is today. To be able to wander through their legacy and see the home and gardens that they so openly shared with friends and dignitaries is truly a treat worth taking the time to see.

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Canandaigua, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This it's the #1 must see in Canandaigua. Make sure to your the gardens or catch one of the events. My wife and I, and our families add well, love visiting for the amazing beauty, rich history, and shear size of the estate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion is a must see if you enjoy beautiful architecture, master gardens and the rare opportunity to be in the setting which affluent residents enjoyed. This place will pull you into a wonderland the whole family will certainly enjoy. If you have children, they will love the opportunity to scout out the many stations set up along... More 

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Delmar, New York
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179 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We visited this beautiful hotel and gardens during our trip to New York State and ultimately Niagara Falls. The gardens were absolutely beautiful - well cared for and expansive. Very peaceful setting. The mansion was typical of the Victorian Period and almost overwhelming from the outside but nonetheless magnificent. We went around on our own but there was very helpful... More 

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Tidewater Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We loved our morning at the Sonneberg Gardens and Mansion. It was pretty amazing. The mansion is wonderful and the gardens even better. We hope that they can continue to improve both the house and the grounds. It is an American treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We loved it. You can either go through the home on your own or someone will guide you through telling you all sorts of stories about the owners. The gardens were amazing.

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Canandaigua, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sonnenberg is a beautiful Victorian estate with a 40-room mansion on 50 acres in the heart of Canandaigua, NY. There are 9 gorgeous gardens from June to October and the mansion is really wonderful, built in 1887. You can also eat at their cafe, and they have a great gift shop and wine tasting.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My aunt had been a docent here so we had our own tour guide when we visited. The various gardens were beautiful, especially our favorite, the Italian one. The home was reminiscient of Downton Abbey. Everything was incredibly preserved including clothing and tapestries. It was a walk back In time! The only thing is that the older folks could have... More 

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