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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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Very pretty!

Lovely gardens and a very interesting historic house. Highly recommended! I especially liked the rose garden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Chelmsford, MA
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

As a side trip, it's probably worth going here as it offers some interesting views and large grounds. The rose and the Japanese gardens are particularly nice but avoid the Rock park as the ground s rough and muddy and it's a haven for mosquitoes. After paying at the entrance flag down one of the continuously running golf carts whose... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The gardens are decent but the greenhouses are peeling. The rock garden has been ignored and the house is just average. This is worth a visit if you are in the area. I just would not go out of my way to see this

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Can't believe they get $12 a head for this. Greenhouses are a disaster, Japanese gardens decrepit. Rose Garden is ok. Mansion is closed... what a disappointment.

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Chelmsford, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens and a very interesting historic house. Highly recommended! I especially liked the rose garden.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed if you are in the area! Beautiful grounds, lovely mansion; the garden tour is great. Don't forget to hit the wine tasting room and grab a glass to roam the gardens with!

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went to visit the gardens and utilize the spot for informal family pictures. I hadn't been back at Sonnenberg in over 25 years. The gardens were beautiful and had lots of little surprises. The rock garden, old fashioned garden, rose garden were fantastic. Admission was very reasonable and they provided a discount if you are a AAA member. I... More 

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Eastern PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth the trip if you like history and beautiful gardens. I do not agree that this is as meticulously maintained as others have suggested. Some of the sights like the Roman bath house are in terrible disrepair. The mansion itself is very interesting and would have been amazing to see when the home was in its hay... More 

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Pendleton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to relax and see many assorted gardens that have been meticulously maintained. House docent is superb. A must see in Canandaigua.

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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

On our tour of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, I was in awe of that time period. During the tour of the Mansion I could envision Mary and Frederick Thompson living and entertaining their family and friends in their wonderful home. The nine gardens and all the trees located on the property are very lovely and a place... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This park is improving with time and is a treasure. If you love gardens and old mansions, this is the spot. A lovely way to spend the day. Very Downton Abby.

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Additional Information about Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Address: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Number: (585) 394-4922
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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