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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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a nice day

very interesting place to visit. gardens are wonderful. gift shop very nice. hours of entertainment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Levittown, Pennsylvania
Just beautiful, do not miss this

My favorite thing that we did all weekend. The grounds, statues and mansion are just beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orchard Park, 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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (61 reviews)
“rock garden” (45 reviews)
“wine tasting” (63 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting place to visit. gardens are wonderful. gift shop very nice. hours of entertainment to enjoy!

Thank tmulholland7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite thing that we did all weekend. The grounds, statues and mansion are just beautiful. We walked and toured for three hours. It is such a delight to see this property preserved. For those that could not walk everywhere, they had docents driving people...More

Thank Denisek189
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit. After paying admittance fee, a volunteer driving an 8 passenger golf cart will drive you to the mansion. Also returns to take you back to parking lot or cafe or wine tasting/gift shop. A sweet, knowledgeable, docent gave 4 of us...More

Thank Froggy2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Sonnenberg Gardens many times this summer and have fallen in love with it. The gardens are beautiful and change throughout the entire season. The mansion is indescribable. The staff is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and their dedication is obvious.

Thank Dee L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely afternoon to spend viewing the house and gardens! The house is both grand and intimate. So many greenhouses and gardens to explore.

Thank Debby Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds and the house can't be described in words. The history is so interesting. We were there during a craft fair so it was crowded but this place is a must see.

Thank shill77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week. Unfortunately, the gardens are past their prime for the season. We had a very nice time here, but came away wishing they had more funds available to finish renovating the house and gardens. The young man volunteering that day was very...More

Thank NancyMiddletown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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James F S
8 October 2017|
Response from brown0907 | Reviewed this property |
They close after October and I believe they open in May
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