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Locust Grove

Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-454-4500
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Owner description: Home of inventor Samuel Morse, containing his artwork and telegraphic equipment.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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Trinidad
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310 reviews 310 reviews
104 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Locust Grove was the first attraction we visited when we arrived into Poughkeepsie. We stayed at Residence Inn just along from here on Route 9 which was about a 15-minute walk away. We were the only ones on the time slot for the 3:15pm tour and it cost us $10 each. Our guide directed us to an exhibit area where... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Bring your camera on these trails! So many gorgeous trees & flowers, it's understandable why many weddings take place here. Sign posts are there to help guide you so that your walk can be short or lengthy.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have been to Locust Grove to hike their trails, walk their gardens, and attend their Sunset Sensations Wine Pairing events. What a beautiful place to just be. The grounds are beautifully kept and are delightful to stroll. The gardens, both floral and vegetable, always have something interesting going on. I love to hike the trails...be prepared to walk up... More

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Fishkill, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While at Locust Grove visit the Robert Morse house for a guided tour. Also check out the annual Car show which has great antique cars plus many others.

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