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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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Terrific Tudor style estate & garden

Friendly volunteers help you find your way around a gorgeous country estate filled with art and period furniture. Unusual rock garden, ice house and aviary. Greenhouse displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Grayslake, Illinois
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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Friendly volunteers help you find your way around a gorgeous country estate filled with art and period furniture. Unusual rock garden, ice house and aviary. Greenhouse displays numerous flowers and plants. A lovely spot to explore on your trip to the Finger Lake area.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I cannot do an actual review as I did not go in to tour the gardens this trip. However I wanted to pass along that trams are available if needed, once inside. They will take you around the gardens and will stop where you want. ((Or so I was told)

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Auburn, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went to the gardens as it has a Conservatory. This feature is not promoted as much as garden and mansion. Conservatory is lovely with amazing palm garden and desert garden. Orchid room is very nice. We only had a brief visit - 2 hours would recommend 3 hours. The mansion is lovely with views off to garden vistas. A lot... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The wine tasting was a gun new experience for me and my husband. Nice gift shop. Mansion was fun to tour. Was raining hard, so we missed the gardens.

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have a friend who lives in Canandaigua so we know the history of the gardens and mansion and how much work has been put into their restoration. It is an interesting story but there is still a lot of work to be done. Some areas are very nice but the water was not flowing in several areas during our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place needs donations for up-keep. Although it was once a beautiful place, it has suffered over the years but could bounce back with funds.

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Pequea, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the mansion and it was nice to walk through the vast and varied gardens. Everything was slightly run down but worth the trip.

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The estate was controlled by they VA for decades and they maintain their property just about like you would expect. They took a spectacular estate and garden and just about destroyed it. NY state is gradually bringing it back from the brink but it is still a work in progress. Still amazing gardens and the house is impressive as well.... More 

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

Nathan, thank you so much for visiting and the review! I have one small correction to share that you may find of great interest. Sonnenberg Gardens, unlike most sites in the New York State Park system, does not receive direct state funding. The nonprofit organization that runs and manages it operates at the highest level of "friends" organizations and so... More 

East Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy going to these gardens. They are not only very beautiful, but well maintained. It is always a please to visit here at Sonnenberg Gardens. It you haven't been here and love flowers and landscaping it is definitely worth the trip.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We always enjoy visiting the Gardens. Each season brings its own special beauty to the mansion and gardens. Everything is well kept.

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