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Locust Grove Estate

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Address: 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: +1 845-454-4500
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust...
Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate is a museum and nature preserve centered on a 45-room Italianate villa built in 1851. Begining in 1895 new owners William and Martha Young redecorated the mansion with their vast collection of art and antiques, and added new gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Young's daughter, Annette, lived at Locust Grove until 1975, preserving the estate essentially as her parents had used it. Inside the historic mansion, step back in time to the early years of the 20th century; the Young family's collection of Hudson River School paintings, early 19th-century American furniture, and personal possessions are still in place after more than a century.
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Fall menu event

Locust Grove offers special events one of which was a fall local garden teaching and eating experience. Food was great. Lecture was interesting. I would go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Locust Grove offers special events one of which was a fall local garden teaching and eating experience. Food was great. Lecture was interesting. I would go again.

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New Windsor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A gem of an estate with beautiful gardens and 5 miles of well-groomed walking trails! This is on a very busy highway but as soon as you step into the gardens the highway noise disappears. Also features a small gift shop with local crafts and Hudson Valley products. Perfect half-day trip!

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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The house tour was very interesting with content from both the Morse family and Young family. Loved the landscaping, carriage house with all the old carriages. There's a working garden there. All was free to see except for the house tour, which was worth the $11 fee.

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a delightful stop in the area of the northern Hudson Valley Region of mansions and large homes to visit. The tour starts with a background video of the home and it's former owners of which one Samuel Morse, a famous inventor, took up residence. The house is unique in that it's last owners never threw out or changed... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

it is Mr. Samuel Morse's house who invented Morse code. The estate is kept by volunteers and some staff.They have beautiful gardens and the peonies are at least 100 years old and they have hundreds of them, so if you come late May you can see thousands of peony blooms.

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Mississauga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Home of Samuel Morse (code guy). We only visited the museum to learn about SM history of his invention and discovered he was an accomplished painter/artist which he made his living at. Nice gift shop for nic-nacs and locally made earrings. SM lived in the house for some 40+ years then new owners, the Young's redecorated it with their collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved attending our friends wedding here! The grounds are beautiful and the caterers were superb. The wedding was inside die to rain, but it was a lovely location, and the covered patio outside was perfect for drinks and hors d'oeuvres before dinner and dancing. My kids have visited for field trips, too, and sideways cine home talking about the grounds.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

So many times we drove by and said we should stop and visit...well since our hotel (Holiday Inn) was almost across this lovely Estate, we finally visited. It will NOT disappoint you. Great place to have an event too!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was really excited about this visit, hoping to learn more about Samuel Morse. Waiting for my tour, I learned that Morse was both the inventor of the telegraph and an artist. Unfortunately, that's as far as my learning went. The tour focused on the last owners of the home, and barely mentioned Morse. Also, it seems like they're trying... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We took the Estate tour this June (2015), hoping to see and hear about S. Morse the painter and inventor, instead the tour was mostly about the life, furniture, wall paper and art of a family that bought the house from S. Morse. It was not about Morse' art, communications, or his other inventions, not about Morse's rather controversial political... More 

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Additional Information about Locust Grove Estate

Address: 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: +1 845-454-4500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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