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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Fascinating Historical Site Complete with Gardens

Loved this place for not only the expansive beauty of the grounds but also for the history. Saw... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pennington, New Jersey

Everything here is extraordinary. The gardens are just magical and the house has been wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
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Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an antique greenhouse complex, and a Victorian mansion. Sonnenberg also features a gift shop, the Finger Lakes Wine Center, and wedding/reception rental facilities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wine tasting” (61 reviews)
“rose garden” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this place for not only the expansive beauty of the grounds but also for the history. Saw what the money earned by the founder of Citibank could purchase in an amazing country home, now an instructive historical venue. Our guide in the estate home...More

Thank johnmZ8720PS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything here is extraordinary. The gardens are just magical and the house has been wonderfully restored. The architecture is outstanding. I spent two hours, and if I had the time I would have stayed longer. The Japanese Gardens and Rock Garden are just stunning. The...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I won free tickets to visit the gardens. We were hoping to go over the summer at peak season but didn't have the time. Given the time of year I was very impressed with the garden! Their were still some great flowers and the grounds...More

Thank brown0907
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We need to come back when the flowers are blooming. Even with this being September the grounds were impressive.

Thank Marla C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely day walking in the gardens and just enjoying the beautiful grounds. The house was lovely.

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Sonnenberg with my mom and sisters. We spent a few hours there exploring the different garden areas and the mansion. Although you are in the middle of town, just a few minutes from the thruway and the lake, you feel secluded as if...More

Thank Lovetotravel47405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion is for the most part beautifully restored. Gradually the surrounding grounds, gardens and fountains are being restored to their former glory. Worth the visit!

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a very reasonable admission price, you can wander through numerous beautiful gardens, a mansion, historic out buildings (Roman Bath, Japanese tea house, green houses), and even taste wine. The volunteers who give tours and drive trams are professional and knowledgeable. The Thompsons were fascinating...More

Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very beautiful but do not expect it to be in the same shape it was in one hundred years ago in its heyday! The gardens are massive and would take a huge crew to get them in pristine condition. The house was...More

Thank KevinandChris2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great gardens and the house + history is excellent. We ate at the cafe which was quite quaint. Lots of parking.

Thank Claire K
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Joe S
21 June 2017|
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Response from Sonnenberg G | Property representative |
Yes, photography is allowed in all public areas of the estate during our garden season and during special events. Sonnenberg Gardens is so picturesque that it often becomes the backdrop for engagement, graduation, and... More
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sonnenberg G | Property representative |
Yes, there is a cafe' on site. They serve light food such as soups, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. It is a separate business from Sonnenberg Gardens that is usually open mid/late May through mid-October. Yes, we have a... More
23 November 2015|
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Response from Sonnenberg G | Property representative |
Outside of special events, we are closed to the public in the winter season. We urge you to visit during our garden season of May 1 - October 31. Please see the event calendar on our website for what special events may be... More