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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
+1 516-333-0048
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Day in a beautiful setting

We spent about 3 hours touring the mansion and gardens. The mansion and the views from there were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marsha M
via mobile
Great Way to Spend a Day in the Outdoors

We had a great afternoon here. It's a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors. Admission cost... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rhode Island
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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 heritage, Old Westbury Gardens is an extraordinary example of a gracious era. Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Westbury House is a magnificent country house reflecting English architecture of the late 1600s and early 1700s The house is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts and remains virtually intact from the more than 50 years of the family’s residence. The estate includes over 70 acres of landscaped formal and informal gardens. An additional 160 acres of fields and woodlands surround the estate.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
+1 516-333-0048
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hours touring the mansion and gardens. The mansion and the views from there were spectacular. It was special that so much of our past has been retained in this beautiful setting even though the family's wealth was far above what most...More

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great afternoon here. It's a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors. Admission cost $12 per adult. There are senior and student discounts available, too. Parking is free. Admission includes entrance to the house and all of the gardens. The house was...More

1  Thank dmh26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy touring mansions and beautiful gardens then you should truly enjoy a visit to Old Westbury Gardens. We go at least once a year to marvel in nature's beauty.

1  Thank karendQ3003UH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always beautiful to visit. Gorgeous grounds to walk around and a tour of the house is interesting. Can picnic on the grounds, or eat at the restaurant on the grounds.

1  Thank williamjosephg
Paul H, Front Office Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments and your recommendations.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 86 yr old mother who needs a wheel chair here They have handicapped parking but the parking area is made of gravel !! Also once you go up the hill and get to the Mansion , again gravel and no paved sidewalk to...More

Thank HenryFL01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely gardens with a beautiful connection to the past with the house and other buildings - a lovely glimpse into the golden past of Long Island.

Thank PaulFamily11
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Beautiful gardens in a historic mansion. Wonderful photo ops, great for long walks, beautifully maintained.

1  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The landscape is incredible. It is a really nice place to walk around. The mansion is interesting too.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went there on a bus trip with friends. Even though I could have driven. I definitely will be driving back. Bus tours are just too quick. The first thing I notice was the garden area. I told the tour guide, this place looks familiar....More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The interior of the mansion as well as the landscaping are beautiful. Spent part of our time in the interior with a short guided walking tour. The just sat out on the lawn just enjoying a beautiful sunny early Spring warm afternoon. Really worth the...More

Thank GARY W
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Are dogs allowed?
17 September 2016|
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Response from Terry417 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't except on a special weekend designated for pets.
Is there an entrance fee?
31 July 2016|
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Response from Anne F T | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a $12 general admission fee for the house and gardens.
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How much is the cost for visit that place?
19 May 2016|
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Response from Joan D | Reviewed this property |
I believe the price of the Halloween craved pumpkin exhibit was around $18 per adult. I would check the schedule for each special event. I have only attended the fall craved pumpkin event so I can't comment on just a visit... More