This is the summer home of Frderick and Mary Thompson. If you enjoy touring mansions, this is a must see!! If your one of the many people who dream about living in a stately mansion like this with beautifully landscaped grounds, privacy and yet close to everything, ..you've just found your dream house. This place is amazing. The mansion itself can be toured alone or with a guide. I recommend the docents because they really do provide more personal and more information than the self guided cell phone tour. Either way, you will enjoy it. The house is over 200 years old and in very good shape. There are two floors to tour and you must be able to climb some stairs for the 2nd floor tour. 2/3 of the house is still closed to the public. Its amazing to see the lifestyle of the rich and famous; but its very comfortable and you feel like you could move right in and settle down. Some of the furniture is original to the home. Then on to the gardens. THere are many gardens each with their own themes. There is Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, The Italian Garden, Roman Bath House, Moonlight Garden and much much more. The trees are even amazing. The weeping Birch is stunning...Japanese Maple are gorgeous....the rock garden is a treat to walk through. As one person mentioned...wear comfortable shoes and definitely walk all around the property. We spent almost 2 and 1/2 hours strolling through mansion and grounds. I would suggest going in Spring or Summer when the flowers are in bloom. Plenty of parking on grounds. There is a seperate building where you can do wine tastings for $3 a glass. ITs very good and I recommend this stop. There's a cafe which I did not go into. Theres a nice gift shop upstairs from the wine tasting where you can purchase bottles of wine along with other souveniers. You could push a stroller or wheelchair around a lot of the property if you have a little bit of muscle, but overall it wouldnt be too difficult. I dont know if you could take wheelchairs or strollers inside but I wouldnt think you could due to possible damage to the floors. You need to keep in mind this attraction is not open late; it closes at 5:30 through end of Sept. and then at 4:30 From Sept. to Oct. The guide says Oct 31 is last day it is open for tours until next year in May again.
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