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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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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... read more

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

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As a travel photographer , I picked the best time to visit Locust Grove Estate, late September. My camera and eye was delighted to see the beautiful estate, fall foliage, gardens still in full bloom. Vegetables dangling in the sun, waiting to be plucked for that night's supper. All this and the gorge leading down to the Hudson River. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If the house had not been built by Samuel Morse, whose code was so important for a long time, but has been outdated for a while, I would not have been attracted in the first place. On my way from Albany to NYC on a warm and overcast Sunday, December 28, I visited Locust Grove on Route 9. The parking... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Don't miss this house tour during the holidays. The house is beautifully decorated for Christmas and the Open House I went to was very nice and fairly priced admission. The docents and volunteers made the visit very pleasant and I had a wonderful time learning about the families that lived there.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Locust Grove is located next to our hotel. There the mansion that was the home of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the Morse Code, is located there. We didn't go see that, but we checked out the museum on the premises and spent time there, for a modest fee. There are also walking trails on the area, and they... More 

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New York
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We enjoyed this place so much. It's absolutely gorgeous. Touring the house where Samuel Morse used to live was such a treat. It was like a trip back in time with everything that we saw so beautifully preserved for our enjoyment. If you love antiques, you have to see this place. The grounds are so beautiful. In the spring, we... More 

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