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Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560
Phone Number: 914-669-5033
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Peaceful Gardens

We enjoyed a short stroll even though it was a bit cool and nothing in bloom. It was quiet and peaceful here and made us relax. We saw one small turtle and several goldfish in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2014
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Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As someone who has lived in Japan, I was disappointed both by the museum and the garden. They are a pleasant enough afternoon stroll on a weekend, but struck me as a dilettante's place.

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed a short stroll even though it was a bit cool and nothing in bloom. It was quiet and peaceful here and made us relax. We saw one small turtle and several goldfish in the pond. This stop helped to restore our energy.

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NY, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Be very careful if you try to book the Hammond for a wedding. Although a beautiful property, the contract to rent the premises is not something I would recommend anyone sign (and as an attorney, I have experience in these areas). First of all, they require the person signing the contract (the wedding couple) to perso...nally monitor alcohol consumption of... More 

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Hartsdale, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The stroll gardens are just lovely,from the pond to the statues. They provide a descriptive map to follow as you walk around or just sit and relax in a very peaceful setting. The exhibits in the museum change frequently . Only a box lunch was available so we went to the caterers restaurant Cafe of Love in mount kisco. We... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The azealeas are in bloom as are the Japanese Irises around the pond. It certainly birghtend the rainy day. Revolving exhibits are worth the visit. The grounds are beautiful to walk around and the ZEN garden is a peaceful place to sit and think. Tucked away at the end of a neighborhood road this is truly a treasure. Schools not... More 

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katonah, new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

love this museum -- it is small with carefully selected exhibits. the japanese garden is wonderful for strolling or sitting and pausing. you can also have lunch outside on the terrace in good weather!

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

My daughter had her wedding reception at this museum. the gardens are well maintained, small and make a lovely setting for photos. The museum itself was where the tables were set up and it is large and roomy. the caterer was wonderful. the artwork changes and whatever is on the walls becomes the backdrop for the wedding reception. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Atop a hill in North Salem, NY, about 70 miles north of New York City, is the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Gardens. This unique and lovely place features a hall and gallery for changing artistic exhibits, events, and cultural activities, and a boutique gift shop. It is also the meeting place for The Oriental Brush Artists' Guild offering workshops,... More 

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