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Locust Grove

Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Traveler Description: This is a magic place, oddly situated next door to the Marriott Coutryard. Tucked in among the commercial strip malls and dross of Route 9,  this... more »
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want to take visitors to a unique place, this is it. Not may people know that Samuel Morse of Morse COde fame lived in Dutchess COunty. You can tour the mansion he lived in as well as a seperate and modern museum which houses not only some of his morse code equipment but also his paintings, for which... More

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New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is my go to retreat when I need some peace and quiet. The grounds are beautiful and so are all the buildings there. You can take a tour of the house and there is a hiking path. I suggest you bring a picnic basket and enjoy an early evening with you and your significant other or just by yourself... More

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Boca Raton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Attended a food and wine event with local chef providing 3 appetizers and Arlington Wine providing 3 wines. Food was okay and the wine generous. The highlight was an extensive narrated tour of the organic vegetable garden. View of Hudson River at sunset was special. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We didn't even get to go on the sold-out house tour and still enjoyed our visit. The grounds and views are breathtaking and the outer buildings and exterior of the house are still fascinating without going inside. The small museum showcases Morse's beautiful paintings and explains his work in painting and on the telegraph completely but not in enough detail... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,492 reviews 1,492 reviews
816 attraction reviews
1,398 helpful votes 1,398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Morse bought this home in the mid 1800s after he intvented the telegraph system and lived here until his death. The home was bought in 1901 by the Young family and members lived in the house for many years, eventually donating the land and house as a museum. There is an informative tour of the home which has many rooms... More

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Palisades, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We hosted my daughter's wedding at Locust Grove. It is such a beautiful venue and everyone is so accommodating. It is the perfect place to host an event or just take a walk. We love this place!

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Upstate, NY
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127 reviews 127 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Easy to find. Beautiful house and well maintained grounds. Nice gift shop.. Very nice rental room for parties etc. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Beautiful Hudson River views.

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Union, New Jersey
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257 reviews 257 reviews
95 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is the Samuel F.B. Morse Historical Site. Everyone knows that he invented the telegraph and the Morse Code . . . . I did . . . . . but I have no idea that he was an artist and an art professor at NYU. The exhibits are great. . . . interesting and educational. The tour of the... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The very large peony collection at Locust Grove is at peak this week. Wow, was it beautiful! A very beautiful, large garden, very nice grounds and good trails, plus a very interesting house tour with a very knowledgeable guide. And a great gift shop, especially for hats and purses!

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Annandale, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went there for a wedding. Very scenic. Staff was very helpful. Food was great. Can't think of even a small negative thing to say.

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