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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Everything here is extraordinary. The gardens are just magical and the house has been wonderfully... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
via mobile
Great Visit

I won free tickets to visit the gardens. We were hoping to go over the summer at peak season but... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Painted Post, New York
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Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an antique greenhouse complex, and a Victorian mansion. Sonnenberg also features a gift shop, the Finger Lakes Wine Center, and wedding/reception rental facilities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (64 reviews)
“rock garden” (45 reviews)
“wine tasting” (63 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Everything here is extraordinary. The gardens are just magical and the house has been wonderfully restored. The architecture is outstanding. I spent two hours, and if I had the time I would have stayed longer. The Japanese Gardens and Rock Garden are just stunning. The...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

I won free tickets to visit the gardens. We were hoping to go over the summer at peak season but didn't have the time. Given the time of year I was very impressed with the garden! Their were still some great flowers and the grounds...More

Thank brown0907
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We need to come back when the flowers are blooming. Even with this being September the grounds were impressive.

Thank Marla C
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We had a lovely day walking in the gardens and just enjoying the beautiful grounds. The house was lovely.

1  Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I visited Sonnenberg with my mom and sisters. We spent a few hours there exploring the different garden areas and the mansion. Although you are in the middle of town, just a few minutes from the thruway and the lake, you feel secluded as if...More

Thank Lovetotravel47405
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The mansion is for the most part beautifully restored. Gradually the surrounding grounds, gardens and fountains are being restored to their former glory. Worth the visit!

Thank Phil D
Reviewed September 6, 2017

For a very reasonable admission price, you can wander through numerous beautiful gardens, a mansion, historic out buildings (Roman Bath, Japanese tea house, green houses), and even taste wine. The volunteers who give tours and drive trams are professional and knowledgeable. The Thompsons were fascinating...More

Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This place is very beautiful but do not expect it to be in the same shape it was in one hundred years ago in its heyday! The gardens are massive and would take a huge crew to get them in pristine condition. The house was...More

Thank KevinandChris2015
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Great gardens and the house + history is excellent. We ate at the cafe which was quite quaint. Lots of parking.

Thank Claire K
Reviewed September 1, 2017

I visited here with my older parents towards the end of the day. We were the very last people out, as the grounds were open until dusk. We got to see inside the house and get a glimpse of the mansion, plus walk the amazing...More

1  Thank schmayla98
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James F S
October 7, 2017|
Response from brown0907 | Reviewed this property |
They close after October and I believe they open in May
Joe S
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Sonnenberg G | Property representative |
Yes, photography is allowed in all public areas of the estate during our garden season and during special events. Sonnenberg Gardens is so picturesque that it often becomes the backdrop for engagement, graduation, and... More
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Sonnenberg G | Property representative |
Yes, there is a cafe' on site. They serve light food such as soups, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. It is a separate business from Sonnenberg Gardens that is usually open mid/late May through mid-October. Yes, we have a... More