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Old Westbury Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Attended Scottish Games over the summer and had a ball.

Nice British car displays, great fun watching the Irish dancing and dogs going through their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rich R
Great Neck, New York
Wonderfully maintained mansion and grounds takes you back to the Gatsby days of Long Island

Verry well maintained mansion and grounds with beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees surrounding an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s...more
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71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
+1 516-333-0048
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice British car displays, great fun watching the Irish dancing and dogs going through their routines on the confidence course. Loved the competitive bagpiper groups and the foods were interesting and fun. The birds of prey were really cool and the old estate itself had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Verry well maintained mansion and grounds with beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees surrounding an incredible house.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most magnificent gardens I have ever seen. I self-toured the gardens in late July, and really appreciated the obvious effort that has been made to keep the plantings fresh and garden color stunning throughout the summer. I enjoyed a wonderful,...More

2  Thank Charlottekitty030
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A trip back in time to a turn of the 20th century house and the beautiful gardens surrounding it. See what life was like before you were born (but have heard about), and expose the kids to what life was like before computers, iPhones, X-boxes...More

1  Thank ajps1020
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We wen ther at noon to picnic. Been there before. CAREFUL, bring something to sit on since the wood tables/seat are filthy! If never there, take the free tour (free with admission) to the house. Gorgeous! Walk the gardens. Summer they have a free concert...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

1-beautiful day, warm, breezy,- no humidity 2-had BOA credit card- free admittance 3-after tour of the gardens w guide, a hour long music interlude w music by Cross Island [duet-piano&cello] under a 180 year old beach tree] this is well worth a visit-the rounds, gardens,...More

1  Thank leo t
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy maintained English style gardens this is a wonderful Long Island option. The large home has been used in several popular movies (not much to see inside).. the down side is that admission is kinda expensive especially since it’s not near the water...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I have visited Old Westbury Gardens twice so far- once during the summer of 2015 and once November of 2017. Both were during two very different seasons and were two completely different experiences. Touring the mansion was a lot of fun. We were given first-hand...More

4  Thank Jannatul A
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s been about 33 years since I’ve been to visit the gardens, now I brought my family to enjoy. It was a last minute decision Mother’s Day morning to drive out on the island. Driving from Brooklyn, it only took 40 minutes with traffic. Wishing...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Spent and hour and s half at Westbury Gardens. Picked the perfect day. The gardens are beautiful. The mansion was interesting and beautiful as well. We ate at the Cafe in the woods. Not a restaurant but a shack. I bought the turkey sandwich which...More

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June 3, 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about $12-13/pp they do give guided tours but no headphones
Betty Q
May 26, 2018|
Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
I was there for one and a half hours
September 2, 2017|
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