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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Valatie, New York
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Valatie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The tour of the Home is nice and walking the grounds even better. You can walk along the trails down to the Hudson River.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whether you are a historic garden officianado, flower lover, snowshoer, hiker, wine-loving foodie, or just need a great venue for an important event, make sure to put Locust Grove at the top of your list. LG is the home of Samuel Morse (yes, THAT Morse) of famouse radio and code fame, but it turns out Mr. Morse had many more... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Locust Grove is the former estate of Samuel Morse located on the outskirts of Poughkeepsie. The grounds are beautiful overlooking the Hudson River below. We were unable to go in the estate as our visit was after hours. You can walk the property for free. It's a worthwhile visit if you visiting Poughkeepsie.

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