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Locust Grove Estate

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“samuel morse”(50 reviews)
“morse code”(15 reviews)
“hudson river”(44 reviews)
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...more
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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds and hiking/walking path to Hudson river. Lots of fall foliage colors to see this time of year. Annual car show held in summer is always fun to see.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy hikes that loop the site behind the estate and offer lovely sweeeping views of the Hudson river. Great for summer and fall hikes and winter snowshoeing.

Thank Candy D
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Learned a lot about Samuel Morse from the museum- an artist and art professor turned inventor. Nice grounds and view. House is nothing special.

Thank S6564RSrichardb
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We found this by accident and were so glad! Unfortunately, we just missed the last house tour of the day but we spent almost 2 hours on the great trails and they are gorgeous. They lead you to views of the Hudson, around a little...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Took the house tour and it was conducted so nicely by a wonderful guide who was clearly passionate. Before the tour we had just enough time to take a very short look at the beginnings of some of the trails on the property and cannot...More

Thank Allice98
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Interesting because of the Morse related paintings and info. House itself does not have a lot of Morse, except for the expansion from original building.

Thank Nathaniel M
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We didn't plan to visit here but when we had a bit more time than we expected, we stopped here. I'm so glad we did. The history is interesting and spans decades. It's juxtaposed against the Samuel Morse of Morse code. It's almost 2 museums...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Arrived at Locust Grove on a Sunday morning, and enjoyed a tour of the house with a very capable docent. Learned all about how Samuel Morse acquired the property, and how he altered the house he purchased to the Italianate style we see today. The...More

Thank Travel50StatesUSA
Reviewed September 3, 2018

My daughter and I visited this home of Samuel Morse and had a nice time. The home has so many of the original pictures, furnishings and items of the Young family that lived there after the Morse's. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable....More

Thank jmdanby2017
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Right off Rt 9 in Poughkeepsie, the former home of Samuel Morris but since owned by the Young family who opened the home for tours as it was in the early 1900s. The grounds and gardens are open too. We did not walk around the...More

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July 13, 2016|
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I don't know. You should call them direct.