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Locust Grove

Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-454-4500
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: Home of inventor Samuel Morse, containing his artwork and telegraphic equipment.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Home of inventor Samuel Morse, containing his artwork and telegraphic equipment.

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New Jersey
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183 reviews 183 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this house tour during the holidays. The house is beautifully decorated for Christmas and the Open House I went to was very nice and fairly priced admission. The docents and volunteers made the visit very pleasant and I had a wonderful time learning about the families that lived there.

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Brooklyn
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Locust Grove is located next to our hotel. There the mansion that was the home of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the Morse Code, is located there. We didn't go see that, but we checked out the museum on the premises and spent time there, for a modest fee. There are also walking trails on the area, and they... More 

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New York
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39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We enjoyed this place so much. It's absolutely gorgeous. Touring the house where Samuel Morse used to live was such a treat. It was like a trip back in time with everything that we saw so beautifully preserved for our enjoyment. If you love antiques, you have to see this place. The grounds are so beautiful. In the spring, we... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The buildings are really interesting with Samuel FB Morse, but the grounds are wonderful. Great hiking trails to the river, cascading brooks, ponds, old barns, and great exercise. Can get to the overlook of the train tracks to view the Hudson River. You get away from busy route 9 in an instant. Great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Locust Grove was the home of Samuel F.B. Morse. The home, and visitors center. is open to the public and offers tours of the home. The grounds are enjoyable, and the overall experience makes it a must see.

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Hurley, New York
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You get a little bit of everything here. In the spring/summer they have beautiful gardens. They have hiking trails. They have an art gallery with rotating exhibits. They have the history of locust grove with signs posted around the grounds and in the building. They have a cute gift shop and restrooms. We went with teens and young children and... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The grounds have pretty gardens in the summer, but at any time of year, it is a nice place to hike and see gorgeous trees and other interesting flora. Can get glimpses of the Hudson River here and there, but there are better places to get river views if that's what you are after. There is an interesting display of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was not crowded when we were there so have much of the site to ourselves. The home is worth seeing but not noteworthy. We had a knowledgeable and friendly docent. The hiking trails are quite nice and well marked, with varying length options. Most are downhill to the Hudson, so be prepared for a potentially long hike back to... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful setting, exceptional food, superior service. I do not know the price as I attended a wedding, but this was first class in every way.

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Mount Sinai, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Walked through glorious fall woods with far-off views of the Hudson. Explored historic gardens. Suppose I could have gone inside but it was too beautiful outdoors :)

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