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Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center

584 Route 9D, PO Box 249, Garrison, NY 10524
+1 845-424-3812
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Garrison
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Gardens
Owner description: MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, protects and shares Russel Wright's modernist House, Studio and Woodland Garden as a masterful... more » Owner description: MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, protects and shares Russel Wright's modernist House, Studio and Woodland Garden as a masterful integration of design and nature, a powerful example of land reclamation, and a resource for inspired design in daily living through public tours, programs and events. MANITOGA is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State. « less
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lots of interesting information. Wonderful things to see. Great if you are interested in mid century design and architecture.

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Garrison, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. The house is absolutely incredible, a real work of art in and of itself. The trails are expansive and lead to even more beautiful places. Definitely worth a stop if you love nature and want to experience something truly unique.

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South Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A wonderful way to spend a day, or part of a day, in the Hudson Valley. A truly unique property carefully designed and created by Russell Wright, and now maintained by a dedicated non-profit organization. Tours, walking trails, beautiful sights and sounds and the occasional concert or other event. Worth a trip from afar to see and enjoy. Check out... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an amazing experience for people that love great design and the beauty of nature. Russel Wright created such a wonderful place of inspiration!

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new canaan ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The late Russel Wright, famed and innovative 20th century designer of tableware, furniture, and lamps, chose this 75 acre property on a steep hillside in Garrison, NY, which had old stone quarries, streams, granite boulders, and woods commingled. With his wife Mary, he designed and landscaped an idiosyncratic modern home as a showcase for his design philosophy and the latest... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Fascinating and interesting is the guided tour of the home of the the designer, Russell Wright. It is less than an hours drive from Manhattan and was an enjoyable way to spend the fall afternoon. Check before you go because the guided tours are not given all the time and although there are hiking trails, it would be a waste... More

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Champlain, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great place to see if you like architecture and design. Perched on the edge of a quarry, a unique house of the renowned industrial designed Russel Wright designed by David Levitt. Very interesting guided tour of the house and the studio of the designer. Very nice location with hiking trails abound. Austin Powers could have had parties in this house,... More

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Miami Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

By chance I found a brochure on Manitoga and being a huge fan of designer Russell Wright and his classic 50's dinnerware decided to take the tour of his home and property when on vacation in the Hudson Valley last week. As luck would have it, my partner and I ended up being the only two people purchasing tickets for... More

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Kent, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a very unusual place. The grounds are beautiful. Everything is very different and interesting. It's a great activity to do in Putnam county, especially if you live nearby. Never expected such an unusual local attraction!

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Guilderland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wright's home is well worth touring, such an inspirational sense of style with his unique home nestled into the quarry hillside and imbued with nature. Tiny visitor's entrance house not staffed except right before tour, when it's opened up for short film about Wright. Some walks on property are free and don't require tour tickets, but really need to do... More

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