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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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Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion

We were there as part of a bus tour. We had a guided tour of these lovely gardens (only got to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kaye S
Weedville, Pennsylvania
Day trip

We love Victorian homes and gardens. So we decided to go here and were not disappointed. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elma, New York
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Reviewed yesterday

We were there as part of a bus tour. We had a guided tour of these lovely gardens (only got to see 5 out of a total of 9) and toured the 1887 Queen Anne-style mansion. Our guide was very well informed. You walk on...More

Thank Kaye S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love Victorian homes and gardens. So we decided to go here and were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful. The house is elegant. They also had wine tasting and we bought some wine. You can spend as much time as you want here. On...More

Thank ssharpp1
Reviewed yesterday

Located in the heart of Canandaiguta,New York a well worth trip to see the Victorian mansion and the beautiful 50 acre estate featuring elegant gardens, green houses, beautiful flower beds, orchards, etc.. and truly a place to visit and spend time viewing the grounds and...More

Thank arnold t
Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens are fairly-well maintained and are very interesting. They also have a number of old greenhouses with a variety of plants. There are a number of different sculptures at the Japanese Tea Garden, and near the Mansion where there are Italian beds and sculptures....More

Thank Travelalot963
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love Sonnenberg Gardens! It's very peaceful here and there are many beautiful settings for photos. My favorite area is the Stone Garden. I've taken pictures over the years of the kids making the same poses in the same area and then put them in...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to Sonnenberg every year for the last four years now, and I'm impressed with how it has changed. The gardens are beautiful and it looks like improvements and restorations are being made. I'm glad the mansion and grounds have been rescued from neglect....More

Thank vylagurl
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful home & gardens. It's a shame there isn't enough $ to fully fund this beautiful home & gArdens. Volunteers do great job but the community needs to get behind this beautiful asset and improve the home & gardens. This could easily be another Biltmore...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

We revisited the mansion and gardens after a 25+ year time and were very pleased to see the rose garden. Worth the visit but beware the seasons. This entire property is primarily tended by volunteers and they do an amazing job. One of the founders...More

2  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Many themed gardens at the mansion, so it's a great place to explore and walk through the different historic gardens. The mansion is also a museum and many times has special exhibits, so you can visit numerous times over the spring, summer and fall months...More

2  Thank concertgoer2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here while vacationing, beautiful grounds maintained by 90% volunteers! It's like stepping back in time.

2  Thank Lynette S
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Joe S
21 June 2017|
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Response from NanaSteer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you may take picture in the mansion.
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