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Locust Grove

Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went with my boyfriend in Dec and saw the house decorated for Xmas. This was a great few hours, 1st we looked at some art that was in the visitor center. The house was great. The tour guide was nice and answered all questions she didn’t rush us. The house was decorated with the with the 12 days of xmas... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It is kind of funny to drive past this on route 9 and realize that in amongst all the modern development this is still standing. As interesting as the history and the contents of the house, the grounds are extensive and worth taking an hour or two to stroll, down to the Hudson and back. This is one of those... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The property is really breath taking. The grounds are well kept and the museum, visitor center is great. So why am I so down on this place....the house and tour. I really was expecting something else. In case no one is up to par with the story...this was Samuel Morris house...creator of morse code and other wonderful things...after death, sold... More

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Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We did not tour the mansion but received a very very warm welcome from a docent in the visitor's center. The gardens, just being put up for the winter, were still spectacular in mid-Fall. Deer fences to die for! We then walked all the trails through woods down to overlook the Hudson. There are trails for all levels of walkers,... More

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Arlington, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Drove past this and last minute decided to stop in. Very glad we did! although we had missed the last tour of the day the front desk staff was very accommodating and let us meet up with the tour late. Cost of tour was $10 per person. ABle to walk through entire house with all original furniture, decorations, etc. tour... More

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Silver Spring, MD
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was our last stop as we left a 6-day vacation in the Hudson Valley. We inadvertently saved the best for last. The home tour is fascinating, as is the museum. There is a comprehensive collection of antiques and gorgeous walking trails on the grounds. As with everything location we saw in the Hudson Valley, the river views are spectacular.... More

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Port Jefferson, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

the most amazing history I have seen. This building was saved from total destruction by a group of very dedicated citizens. It was restored perfectly

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Always wondered about this place. Saw it as I would drive along route 9. Finally stopped in. Lovely visitor center, gardens and trails to explore. Also you can pay for a tour of the main house. Would certainly go back.

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is by no means the most spectacular home to visit along the Hudson River but for American furniture lovers and lovers of Edwardian decorative style, this home is 100% authentic. Nothing over the years was "thrown out" and the home stands filled with all of the treasures owned and used by the Young family when they lived in the... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This location has both historical value and the added value of being a beautiful spot for a hike. Periodically throughout the year, they offer runs. It is a beautiful spot to see flowers in bloom as well as enjoy some pretty trails.

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