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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-4922
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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San Marcos, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When we went to see the mansion and gardens on our mystery trip, I was really impressed by the beauty of the grounds and mansion. I was also surprised that I had never seen them before as in my younger years I had lived about 50 miles from the area. Even though a lot of the gardens were dying out... More

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Ontario CANADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been to Canandaigua several times on golf trips and often seen the sign for the gardens but had never gone in to see them. This past weekend my wife and I went on a trip around the Finger Lakes and this time we made a point of going to this place. The entrance fee is very reasonable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful home & grounds, however, people that we had met during our stay had never been there. Sad to hear that since the family had done much for the people of Canandaigua.

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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

beautiful home to explore and gardens of several themes as Mrs Thompson had them designed .Several programs are offered during the year to allow people to enjoy this special spot.

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toronto
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a guided tour of the gardens and it was nice to hear about the background of the owners. The estate is now owned by the New York State Parks authority and it really needs a lot of money to be restored properly. It is a huge property and the ongoing maintenance of the grounds would require a huge... More

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The grounds are breath taking. We spent a morning walking the grounds and the gardens are beautiful. There is plenty of room for the kids to run around so it is the prefect outdoor activity for the whole family.

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Mississauga
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45 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful gardens, and a very interesting old home with tours provided. There are summer concerts on Friday evenings, which is nice on a warm summer evening.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

beautiful grounds! wished that we'd had more time to explore. beautiful architecture and the carriage house was great venue for a rehearsal dinner.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had a wonderful experience recently. High Tea at Sonnenberg Gardens. The Gardens as usual were lovely. Every Thursday in August, High Tea is served at the Mansion. Complete with butlers and servers in uniform. Ten of us enjoyed being treated like royalty. Tea assortments and finger sandwiches, even cucumber ones were served. The Staff is very attentive and definitely add... More

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Freeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was a beautiful day not to hot, just right. The trees were very well larked with the history of each one. Some of them were very rare and had been thought extinct at one time. The Japanese Garden had a tea House. All of the formal gardens were beautiful. The lawns were large and ever though there were a... More

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