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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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Lovely Place...Easy to Miss

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Valatie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We recently visited this home located on Poughkeepsie, NY. Although Samuel Morris lived here there is very little of items he owned left. The Young Family bought it in the late 1800's after it was left unoccupied for years. The cost is $11.00 per adult, $10.00 for seniors. Ask about the senior admission. The museum has several portraits that Morris... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had such a wonderful time recently on an educational trip to Locust Grove. We attended two of their programs there. They were Simple Machines and Levers. The programs were very hands-on, with much info given. We got to tour the grounds. We even got to get into the carriage house and see all the wonderful carriages housed on the... More 

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Just got married here. Ken, the Executive Director, could not have been kinder. The place is really lovely and our friends enjoyed touring the museum and grounds before the wedding and the day after. We always spend money in the great little gift shop too.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Tour the lovely home, visit the museum, or just stroll the walking trails...so much to see in a soothing tree shaded property - the river view is amazing. this is also beautifully decorated for the December holidays as it would be so many years ago.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Locust Grove, the historic home of Samuel F.B. Morse, renowned inventor of the Morse code and distinguished Hudson Valley painter, is a delightful place to visit when you are doing the historic sites of the region, or even if you are not. The charming octagonal Hudson River mansion is in itself worth the visit, but the museum/study center adds a... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The whole experience--tour of house, visit to museum, gift shop, walking the grounds--on a pretty day, whether spring, summer of fall, is such an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. (I suppose it's fine to go in the winter too!--since every season displays it's beauty--be sure to walk to the back of the property to see the gardens and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The gardens here are something to be emulated! Its a nice place to visit with the kids. Not sure if they are open during the winter.

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Additional Information about Locust Grove Estate

Address: 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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