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Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 28 Deveau Rd, North Salem, NY 10560-2115
Phone Number: 914-669-5033
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Beautiful Garden and Art

My wife and I came to see the garden, which is lovely and full of yellow irises in bloom in late May. Although we didn't plan to, we spent quite a bit of time in the museum as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
BradHurley
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Hartford, CT
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly exquisite garden that is comprised of several different types of Japanese garden. The flowers are beautiful the Spring and early summer but the garden is a delight at any time of year. The art exhibits can also be exquisite.

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Thank TheGranddad
West Babylon, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the museum is very small. the grounds were kinda run down. the map they give didn't match up with path to walk on. this is nice place to just sit and look at trees. thought there be more Japanese things in the grounds but there wasn't.

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Thank kelly c
Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I went with friends and we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and peaceful t!his Museum and garden was. The grounds are just beautiful. A real treasure

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Hartford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My wife and I came to see the garden, which is lovely and full of yellow irises in bloom in late May. Although we didn't plan to, we spent quite a bit of time in the museum as well, enjoying an exhibit of Chinese calligraphy, and a collection of glass sculptures by a contemporary artist. It was very enjoyable, and... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a very relaxing place to walk and sit. No regrets about going. However, I would like to see a little better upkeep of the grounds.

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Thank Karen M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

The drive from 684 is pleasant and calming. The scenery isn't dramatically beautiful but it is refreshing to see. Once you arrive, you enter the museum, which really isn't a museum at all but gallery with rotating exhibits and a reception hall for weddings and other events. To me, the real attraction is the stroll garden, which, as stroll gardens... More 

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new canaan ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As someone who has lived in Japan, I was disappointed both by the museum and the garden. They are a pleasant enough afternoon stroll on a weekend, but struck me as a dilettante's place.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed a short stroll even though it was a bit cool and nothing in bloom. It was quiet and peaceful here and made us relax. We saw one small turtle and several goldfish in the pond. This stop helped to restore our energy.

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NY, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Be very careful if you try to book the Hammond for a wedding. Although a beautiful property, the contract to rent the premises is not something I would recommend anyone sign (and as an attorney, I have experience in these areas). First of all, they require the person signing the contract (the wedding couple) to perso...nally monitor alcohol consumption of... More 

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Hartsdale, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The stroll gardens are just lovely,from the pond to the statues. They provide a descriptive map to follow as you walk around or just sit and relax in a very peaceful setting. The exhibits in the museum change frequently . Only a box lunch was available so we went to the caterers restaurant Cafe of Love in mount kisco. We... More 

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