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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour at the Locust Grove Mansion and visitor center was great. I learned so much more about Samuel Morse, his generosity and his talents. His artistry was likened to Leonardo Da Vinci, but I think his style of painting is more reminiscent of Rembrandt...More

Thank AJfromPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this stop if you are in the Hudson Valley. History, Nature, Art, and the house of Samuel Morse his inventions, his painting and a lot more.

Thank PaoloNi2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locust Grove is close to my home. When my brother visit a couple years back, in reference to the trails behind the house, he said he would be here every day. I'd like to think Locust Grove is a hidden treasure. The main visitor's center...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no furnishings survived from the time the Morse family lived at Locust Grove. SO the interior was nothing special but the view from the house onto the Hudson River is spectacular. Also it is really worth it to stop by the small museum...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband have always loved hiking here at Locust Grove so it was an easy pick as our Wedding venue! The grounds were perfect and provided plenty of beautiful beautiful pictures- even for a mid-summer wedding!!! Ken was who we worked with for...More

Thank ManonaBug
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This place is dreadful. The wedding started at 5. At eight they finally brought food to the other side of the room. Our side had to wait another half an hour for them to bring dinner. When I asked if we could have some bread,...More

Thank mouse7994
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Locust Grove is beautiful to say the least! Go for a tour of the estate! The staff is always very knowledgeable about the estate. There are numerous hiking trails on the grounds, so you can enjoy the scenery. There are flower gardens to explore as...More

1  Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I am sorry, but after all the other wonderful things to do in this area, what a let down. Absolutely no connection with Morse. The house is a hodgepodge of old furniture - kinda like roaming your great grandmothers attic where everything is junked together....More

1  Thank Broadean
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a delightful place! The tour was very interesting, the grounds beautiful and the art gallery a surprise!

1  Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful. We were just there for the car show but has a terrific time. Weather was great. I've been here before and the grounds are gorgeous.

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