We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
Review Highlights
Interesting Gardens and Historic Mansion

The gardens are fairly-well maintained and are very interesting. They also have a number of old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
One of Our Favorites

We love Sonnenberg Gardens! It's very peaceful here and there are many beautiful settings for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth R
Syracuse, New York
Read all 591 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“rock garden” (43 reviews)
“wine tasting” (60 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
Write a Review
Reviews (591)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 590 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 2 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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last summer and never reviewed. Beautiful place but, unfortunately, during our visit it seemed to be lacking maintenance. Will give it another try once back in the region though.More

1  Thank engped
Sonnenberg G, Public Relations Manager at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Last summer was a challenging one as we had hotter than normal temperatures and a summer-long drought which was the worst on record for our region. It was a challenge simply to keep the gardens and other vegetation alive and so it was not the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I recently spent the day here. I've been wanting to go for years. We loved it. My favorite was the rock garden, the walkway and stone archway was gorgeous. There's so much shade which was great on a hot day. I can't...More

1  Thank MKK11887
Reviewed 1 week ago

The blue and white garden was beautiful - and definitely my favourite. Some more work needs to be done on some of the flower beds and greenhouses, but most of it is very well kept, and was quite fascinatingly developed by the original family. The...More

Thank fdlChicago
Nearby Restaurants
Simply Crepes Cafe - Canandaigua
320 reviews
1.56 km away
Il Posto Bistro and Wine Bar
141 reviews
1.60 km away
The Green Front
84 reviews
1.40 km away
47 reviews
1.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum
48 reviews
1.12 km away
Canandaigua Farmer's Market
14 reviews
1.58 km away
Canandaigua Wine Trail
8 reviews
1.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joe S
21 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from NanaSteer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you may take picture in the mansion.
25 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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