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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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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samuel Morse lived at this property for about 25 years. You can tour the place and/or just wander the grounds. Locust Grove has an excellent visitors center with a small gallery, meeting space, and a very fine gift shop. This site is not a major...More

Thank marianc95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Samuel F. B. Morse museum and art gallery, to the early 20th century mansion with all original furnishings, this is a very real trip back in history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided many insights into the lives of the Young...More

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently for a walk with my wife and was pleasantly surprised by the overall size of this location tucked into the space. Though an easy outting, with regards to hiking, the trails were far from flat and the scenery was beautiful.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Although Samuel F. B. Morse once owned & lived at this house, it's the Young family that gave this magnificent treasure to Poughkeepsie. Unlike most mansion tours, visitors get a true experience because 25 rooms can be viewed on the one hour tour. The docents...More

1  Thank CiCi8742
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I go to Locust Grove in mid-March for an event. The Robert Morse gallery is very good, worth stopping if you are driving on Route 9 and you have half an hour to spend. The art on the walls outside of the main gallery can...More

Thank MikeEcsedy
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love visiting this historic site in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, NY. The beautiful grounds and the unique architecture of the site buildings including the gardens and plantings all combine in a feeling, for me, of being in a retreat setting - yet just steps...More

Thank Fay K
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Typical Victorian house with overgrown trees that need trimming to re-open the blocked views of the Hudson River. New visitor center complex with a very good gift shop, reception hall (where you see a movie) and exhibit hall (with very good display of paintings, telegraph...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was a sleeper for us who love to visit mansions in history on the Hudson River. It was large with 25 rooms and has a sweet and full gift shop of fun items of décor, bath and body, books, food, cards, jewelry, kitchenware, etc....More

Thank Judith744
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to walk, lovely gardens and wonderful views of the Hudson River. The visitors center is great, really cool display of Samuel F B Morse original telegraph technology and art. Nice gift shop.

Thank beerloria
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We originally planned to walk around the grounds as it was a gorgeous autumn day but were offered a private tour as we had just missed the normal tour. The staff was so knowledgeable & accommodating! Be sure to visit the gift shop as they...More

Thank Joanne D
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Shelley C
Is the Estate available for rental Christmas parties? I would be interested in having a company Chirstmas party in this unique setting. Shelley
13 July 2016|
Response from Shane B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You should call them direct.