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  • cowen22
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide/docent was so very knowledgeable about how the home was used, the art (quite a lot about the artists and how they were commissioned for the art seen), and how each Rockefeller generation added/changed the details like the dinnerware. I left with a different perspective of this family, not the magnitude of their wealth but how much PASSION they had professionally and recreationally and how family oriented this home actually is.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • Lorimj8420
    Buffalo, NY9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous place to visit. Tour was very informative. Do the longer tour to see everything. Staff was very nice and accommodated a change in tours with no issues. Worth a visit!
    Written November 17, 2023
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  • Holly B
    Ottawa, Canada319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gorgeous and expansive cemetary located close to central Sleepy Hollow. Step in to witness history and elaborate tombs in a giant well nutured park setting.

    Grab a map (at main, not south, entrance) to see the famous locales or just tour around to see all the fascinated lifes lived and memorial headstones. Thankfully streets are marked and driving is permitted.

    We toured on Halloween weekend and not too crowded. Be prepared for a lot of walking but gorgeous in the fall sun. A night toou would also be amazing (with stable walking shoes).
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • Jamie B
    Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to visit. Very quiet. We really enjoyed visiting here. Pretty views and some wildlife around. We had a great time!
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • phileaskerouac
    New York City, NY95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect place for a charming and thrilling "Sleepy Hollow" Halloween experience. My partner brought me here for a Spooky surprise after we also attended the Halloween procession of the damned at St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Loved both, but Sunnyside's Sleepy Hollow reading and enactment was special. Charmingly naive, quirky, spooky .... like a village play back in the day. The professional narrator was epic. I know he's a big deal on Youtube and various platforms, I can see why. Will def be back. Thank you all!
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • Fitzriley1
    Mount Kisco, NY15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After the big storm in NY and the Hudson Valley, the water was flowing fast enough to cover the rocks below from view. Amazing!
    Written October 9, 2023
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,718 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Van Cortlandt Manor is closed for visits because of renovations but during the months of October and November it is decorated with hundreds of pumpkins for The Blaze. It is the most amazing site you have seen with pumpkin carousels, bridges, Ferris wheels and pathways lined with lit pumpkins.
    Once Halloween is over, it is more fun as the crowds are gone and if you go around 7:00pm is the perfect timed with the crowds are not too big and you can walk through the display with no problems. It seemed a little smaller this year than in previous years but I figured since the show closes next Sunday, they are not carving as many pumpkins at this point. Still the event was a lot of fun and takes about an hour to tour. I look forward to seeing it again next year.
    Written November 12, 2023
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  • kristina g
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully restored house. Wonderful Victorian Christmas decorations. Our guide Olivia was knowledgeable and friendly. Plan to return in the spring.
    Written December 30, 2023
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  • Adrienne C
    New York City, NY250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The church was super quaint and beautiful, and the graveyard was very impressive and well maintained. Since we went mid October, there were a ton of people visiting which kind of took away from the experience a bit. I would love to go back when things are less hectic and I can really appreciate the significance of the place, to its full extent.
    Written December 9, 2023
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  • Maltipoo16
    New York1,255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I unfortunately visited when nothing was in bloom yet, but the park was still extremely beautiful. It an excellent place for light hiking and walking. There’s a lot to see and a lot of beautiful stops along the way. You have to pay to park during the offseason, but I’m not sure of any additional charges during the peak season. The visitors center was also closed when I visited in the offseason.
    Written September 13, 2023
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  • Jemlnlx
    Bronx, NY4,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to the Gardens.

    Known of them for a while now but finally made the 25-minute journey on a late Sunday morning.

    The free gardens are open to the public on the weekends, from 10am - 4pm during the mid-spring through early-fall months. (April - November)

    I followed the general directions to the front gate where I was greeted by a staff member who took my name, phone number and directed me to the visitor's parking lot. Once parked in the designated visitor's lot, there is a visitor's information window as well as bathrooms there.

    From there, you can start your walk throughout the gardens at your own pace. There are lots of sculptures and scenic paths to explore. Particularly lovely during the fall months.

    I took about 1.5 hours to cover the entire gardens.

    All staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.

    Highly recommended.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • Sonja C
    405 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Time Visit to Philipsburg Manor was very interesting and the guides are dressed in traditional outfits. Just a forewarning when you go into the house it is very small, low ceilings and no windows. Can be a bit claustrophobic especially during the summer it is warm in there and you must wear a mask. Otherwise I really enjoyed the rest of the tour.
    Written October 5, 2022
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