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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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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Goldens Bridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were a 10 minute walk from this home, which I had wanted to see for the longest time. If you stay in town, be sure to walk down Gibson Street to get there, as some of the old Victorians are a sight to see. The gardens are absolutely lovely. I particularly liked the Japanese and Italian ones. The home... More

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A tour of this park makes for a pleasant afternoon. The gardens are nice and the mansion is beautiful. The grounds here are in a constant state of rehabilitation. Keep in mind much of it was developed in the late 1800's and there is plenty of work to be done but it still is beautiful.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautifully restored mansion dating back to the mid-1800s, and very well-maintained gardens that remain true to the spirit in which they were created. There are nine gardens and some addenda in the property. The house takes the longest to explore. Make sure you ask the guides questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by all of the beauty encased in this historical site! There was a lot to see, I will certainly be going back again, perhaps even for a wedding!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took my daughter to an art show at Sonnenberg Gardens to before she goes off to college on Friday. The mansion itself has several bedrooms and formal rooms fully decorated with artifacts from the family on display. The outbuildings such as the Roman Bathhouse, Carriage House, and Japanese Tea House added so much to explore on the 50 acre estate.... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Sonnenberg Gardens is a must see, like stepping back in time, this mansion has been maintained beautifully over the decades.

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