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Locust Grove Estate

2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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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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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

I love visiting this historic site in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, NY. The beautiful grounds and the unique architecture of the site buildings including the gardens and plantings all combine in a feeling, for me, of being in a retreat setting - yet just steps...More

Thank Fay K
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Typical Victorian house with overgrown trees that need trimming to re-open the blocked views of the Hudson River. New visitor center complex with a very good gift shop, reception hall (where you see a movie) and exhibit hall (with very good display of paintings, telegraph...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed January 18, 2017

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....More

Thank Judith744
Reviewed January 17, 2017 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.

Thank beerloria
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...More

Thank Joanne D
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.

Thank Table42
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...More

Thank jjctraveler
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...More

Thank Michelle A
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...More

1  Thank Barbara B
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...More

Thank 1852house
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Shelley C
July 13, 2016|
Response from Shane B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You should call them direct.