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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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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our first stop on our tour of the gardens along the Hudson River. Started with the Livingston family in 1771, followed by the Montgomery family in 1830, then Samuel Morse in 1847 and then the Young family in 1895. The home is filled with the Young family's stuff - didn't throw anything out. When the historical society got... More

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Bronx, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The house tour is quite good if you are interested in furniture, architecture, and living conditions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But if your primary interest is in Samuel Morse the person, inventor and painter, you might do much better to skip the paid house tour and visit the free gallery in the admission building, which houses his paintings... More

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Albany, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Work retreat at this location was really great; the meeting room was very comfortable, the food was fantastic, and the staff were very friendly and flexible. Great to be in such an excellent historic site. The chairs were not that comfortable for everyone but overall we all really appreciated the location and would return again next year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a nice park to take walks in the woods, but nothing really outstanding. We were expecting more views over the Hudson River, but the pastures that once provided the views are mostly overgrown. There were bugs, so we could not really stop for bird watching. Good place for a pick nick.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

5 miles worth of trails. Beautiful grounds. Nice little gift shop. Nice place to come and relax. You can also volunteer to help around the grounds. My son and I with a school group went and helped for a school extra credit project.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a wonderful time there. We attended an afternoon tea and visited the museum. It was a great educational opportunity for our 13 yr old. We were able to learn much of the history of the home, about Samuel Morse, and especially loved the tea and sandwiches!

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Hudson River Valley, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice, leisurely walk around the grounds and in the woods. Free for this, but check website for fees for tour of Mansion. Wear appropriate shoes and bring bug spray. Quaint little boutique and clean bathroom in museum.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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