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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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This is a beautiful estate with great grounds offering great easy trails for people of all ages. The trails are well-maintained with benches throughout that have been recently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful estate with great grounds offering great easy trails for people of all ages. The trails are well-maintained with benches throughout that have been recently added. The paths are also all loops making it difficult to get lost and adding a lot of flexibility as you walk. One of the kids' favorite spot was the pet cemetery... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful country estate that is a great way to spend a few hours in Poughkeepsie, after you have seen Hyde Park. We first saw an informative short video, followed by an excellent guided tour of 25 rooms of the old Samuel Morse estate. Plus, the grounds are beautiful, with wonderful flower and vegetable gardens.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were visiting family in the area and thought this was a nice, free attraction. Beautifully landscaped grounds, and an informative museum in the front building that is no cost for visitors. We didn't complete the five miles of walking trails, but an abbreviated version. Loved the shade, benches to sit on, and plenty of photo op's.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Right there in plain sight is the most treasured space in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Samuel Morse's Estate. When I first discovered it, I was absolutely thrilled. Literally two minutes from where I lived back then. You can walk on the trails all the way to the river and sit on a bench and reflect on life while you count the cars... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful grounds and views of the Hudson River below. The banquet room is large and simply but nicely decorated. This room has doors that open to a grassy area at the back and a stone patio on the side that is covered with a roof so even in inclement weather, you can still enjoy the outdoors.

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South Hadley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Attended a wedding at this location last weekend and was delighted by the venue. The gardens were just lovely and provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. Hors d'oerves were served on the stone veranda before we all entered the fully air-conditioned reception area for dinner and dancing. Floor-to-ceiling windows gave you a constant view of the gardens and the... More 

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

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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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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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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