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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Number: (585) 394-4922
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Beautiful every time

I've been to Sonnenberg probably 6 times, usually once a summer, and have loved it every time. Great fun for a romantic date, or a family day out. Reasonable price with a AAA... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Brightcady
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to Sonnenberg probably 6 times, usually once a summer, and have loved it every time. Great fun for a romantic date, or a family day out. Reasonable price with a AAA discount available. We went last year during a plein air art exhibit reception, and it was so nice. Highly recommended on a cool summer day. Make sure... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was an interesting little side trip also close to home. Would like to see it in the summer time. The mansion was fun to go thru and to imagine what it was like in it's hayday! We actually saw this around the holidays but it wouldn't let me plug that in for Dec 2013. Loved the decorations and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Sonnenberg Gardens is a wonderful place to take people of all ages. The chinese garden is probably my favorite and when you take a tour of the mansion, there are many interesting props to look at. The staff is friendly and I suggest going on a warm day.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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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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