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Locust Grove Estate

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Address: 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
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+1 845-454-4500
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Fabulous and large mansion on the Huson River

This was a sleeper for us who love to visit mansions in history on the Hudson River. It was large with 25 rooms and has a sweet and full gift shop of fun items of décor, bath and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New Rochelle, New York
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New Rochelle, New York
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a sleeper for us who love to visit mansions in history on the Hudson River. It was large with 25 rooms and has a sweet and full gift shop of fun items of décor, bath and body, books, food, cards, jewelry, kitchenware, etc. The people in the home were located by room and had books with detailed information... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to walk, lovely gardens and wonderful views of the Hudson River. The visitors center is great, really cool display of Samuel F B Morse original telegraph technology and art. Nice gift shop.

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Thank beerloria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We originally planned to walk around the grounds as it was a gorgeous autumn day but were offered a private tour as we had just missed the normal tour. The staff was so knowledgeable & accommodating! Be sure to visit the gift shop as they offer locally handcrafted items.

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Clifton Park, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Enjoyed having a place to walk while working in Poughkeepsie and especially enjoyed the river views. The gardens were done when I visited and I did not take the house tour. Appreciated access to restrooms and the gift shop.

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Chesterfield, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Another great Hudson River Valley house tour just south of Poughkeepsie that was home to the Morse and Young family. After leaving the crowded highway, you are transported into another world. They have a large paved parking lot and one of the best visitor’s centers of any of the Hudson River Valley homes. The house tour starts with a short... More 

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Stormville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I came here to utilize the gardens to take my College graduation pictures. The grounds are amazing and well kept. The flowers are all soo beautiful and memorizing. The view is breathtaking. It's very peaceful and calm. It was a lovely visit and it was free to walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

It isn't every day that you can visit a place situated on a major highway and enjoy peace and tranquility. Locust grove has beautiful flower gardens, an amazing vegetable garden filled with heirlooms and walking paths which wind through acres of woods meandering to the Hudson River and back. If you chose, you can take a tour of the Samuel... More 

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Kendall, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was fortunate to purchase tickets through a PBS auction, otherwise, I may never have taken a tour of this wonderful house. After watching a short video, we were guided through the gardens to the house where we were greeted by another guide. One of the best tours of a home I've ever taken. It's pretty much untouched since the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our daughter held her wedding here in October 2016. What a wonderful space! The outdoor ceremony was beautiful, and the combination of terrace cocktails and indoor dining/dancing was perfect. It was a shame more guests did not have the opportunity to tour the grounds more; they are lovely!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning views. Beautiful, romantic and so peaceful. The hiking paths might get a bit challenging for some. If you come with little ones they should love the freedom, FYI if you bring a stroller make sure it's the right kind. We spent about an hour and half but you could easily spend hours upon hours just enjoying the beautiful... More 

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