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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-4922
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Canandaigua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Canandaigua, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great destination to go to, just make sure you go on a nice day! There are a lot of gardens to see and quite a bit of walking, definitely worth it though!

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Hong Kong, China
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The gardens are wonderful, and very interesting to walk around. Variety of styles/landscapes. The Mansion is very pleasant but nothing extraordinary, but still worth checking out. In the summer they offer music outdoors with refreshments, check their website for more information.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Dropped in by accident but what a super place for a visit. Historic house and well maintained gardens. Friendly staff only too willing to help

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Canandaigua, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Sonnenberg Garden has many events throughout the spring, summer and fall. Check their website! The grounds are beautifully maintained and the house is not to be missed. It is peaceful and very beautiful. Its a fantastic setting for a wedding!

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Ohio, USA
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Mansion was beautiful. The gardens and grounds need a lot of work. There were few flowers as we were there in October. The greenhouse did not have much in it since it was fall. The tropical greenhouse was interesting. Spring or summer may be a better time to visit.

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Niles, Ohio
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62 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I visited the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion in July of this year. It was a bit off of the beaten path for us but after looking at reviews and photos on the website, we decided that it was worth a stop. Well....the only way that I can describe our visit is "disappointing". The grounds are in need... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We toured with friends, the greenhouses are in disrepair and the grounds are disappointing. The main house is "in progress" and you can see what a mansion it was in it's time. Its a shame no organizations able to put a lot of money into it to really fix it all up. It was a grand home with beautiful gardens.... More

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Victoria, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Beautiful grounds and mansion, but you can tell they could use more funding. The greenhouses were not worth the time to see. The Japanese area was the best. The gift shop was well stocked and worth visiting.

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Pittsburgh
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We visited Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansions during mid October on a beautiful sunny day with Fall foilage. The Gardens were very impressive even late into the season. We loved the Japanese Garden and the dramatic views of the Mansion. It was wonderful to leisurely tour the grounds with several gardens and to tour the Mansion. The rooms were wonderfully decorated... More

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ALLISON PARK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Sonnenberg Gardens is a fun place to visit when in the area. We spent over an hour on a self guided tour of the mansion and the interpreters that were available throughout the facility were very knowledgeble. The gardens were enjoyable, even though it was early fall and some of the plantings were heading over the hill. We have visited... More

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