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Locust Grove Estate

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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...more
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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at Locust Grove on a Sunday morning, and enjoyed a tour of the house with a very capable docent. Learned all about how Samuel Morse acquired the property, and how he altered the house he purchased to the Italianate style we see today. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this home of Samuel Morse and had a nice time. The home has so many of the original pictures, furnishings and items of the Young family that lived there after the Morse's. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable....More

Thank jmdanby2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right off Rt 9 in Poughkeepsie, the former home of Samuel Morris but since owned by the Young family who opened the home for tours as it was in the early 1900s. The grounds and gardens are open too. We did not walk around the...More

Thank 826Suzie
Reviewed 12 August 2018

this was a spur of the moment stop for us, but we really enjoyed it. i am brain injured and the docent was extremely helpful guiding me through the house. she was very well informed. the house is just lovely, but the views from the...More

Thank let r
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful picturesque spot for a family wedding in this case. Lovely grounds and buildings. It was unfortunate that it was so hot this day. The ceremony out in the yard was very nice. The cocktail hour was held behind the main building on a...More

Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Lovely spot to stroll during the early morning hours. Beds of flowers are well kept and beautiful. I wish we could have gone into the house, but we had a long day ahead and there is only so much of older homes that my husband...More

Thank TallulahKBT
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A perfect gem with artifacts and household goods of the Young family preserved across the centuries, like stepping into a time-capsule from the 19th Century...the grounds are lovely, the view superb, and a nice little museum on the grounds displays works of art by Samuel...More

Thank Laurence J
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is one of the "must see" historical sites in the Hudson Valley. The grounds are beautiful, and suitable for a casual stroll, or a more challenging hike. Amazing views of the Hudson River. If you enjoy history, definitely take an informative tour of the...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was once a home of Samuel F. B. Morse, but all the furnishings are those of the home's last occupant. Very interesting to see all the "stuff" left in the house when the owner died. Lovely garden area with good signs naming the plants....More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you enjoy visiting and seeing historic mansions and other buildings along the mid-Hudson valley, I highly recommend this place in your stops. This estate is wonderfully maintained and preserved and overlooks a huge open space that slopes down to Hudson river. We started our...More

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I don't know. You should call them direct.