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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road, NY 11568, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-0048
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Old Westbury Gardens is a great place to go to relax and get your mind back. The beautiful gardens are kept to perfection. The mansion is large yet... more »
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Ocala, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family visited this location in June. It has wonderful, well-kept gardens. The admission price includes access to the home and the majority of the property. I highly recommend taking a tour of the house with one of the very knowledgeable volunteers. If possible, take the "Talk & Tour: Classicism and the English Country Estate" tour with docent Gene Lanzaro.... More

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Oceanside, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The grounds are beautiful , the staff is very helpful, and we purchased some gift shop bargains. Nice.

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Franklin Square, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice park like atmosphere to relax and enjoy the gardens on a day off. Go for it on a day off. It is really nice in many ways

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jacksonville,florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This mansion has museum quality furnishings and art. The tour was very interesting, and the docent Mea gave so much interesting information about the Phipps family and the house. The garden tour by Kim was very interesting also. Sadly the formal rose garden was destroyed by the harsh winter so the plants there were tiny and not blooming. ( I... More

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new york
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Old Westbury Gardens has always been a magnificent example of Long Island's Gold Coast architecture, formal garden design and a worthy representative of the country estate era from the turn of the twentieth century. However, it is sad to discover that people employed there, in particular the Director of Communications, is an arrogant, despicable man who doesn't care whether you... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
34 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A good place to go on a nice day. Both the grounds and mansion are very nice. I went in April so didn't see a lot of flowers blooming, but is was still a pretty place to take a stroll and check out the well preserved rooms and artifacts in the house. Good to bring a picnic lunch and hang... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful, well kept grounds. Great spot if you're looking for a change of pace. perfect for a stroll with plenty of photo ops. Especially magical at Christmas! Check website for special events. We visit often ...even my 5 year old loves it.

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New Paltz, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were visiting the area and had a few free hours, so we stopped in, not knowing what to expect. We were surprised and delighted! Even in late September, the gardens were lovely; the grounds are magnificent; and it's all well kept up. Our several hour visit was too brief; we spent so much time enjoying the landscape that we... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe this place. We took a tour of the grounds. The home is gorgeous and the tour guides so friendly. You can go in most of the rooms. You can't go in all the rooms because you would be there all day LOL. It was very affordable and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. The story... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Always heard about this place while growing up. Finally got to go a week before Christmas. The house, the grounds and the decorations were very seasonal and elegant. It only cost $8 for myself and my 2 year old son was admitted for free. The best part was that I took pictures of my son with Santa (no charge). I... More

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