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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband have always loved hiking here at Locust Grove so it was an easy pick as our Wedding venue! The grounds were perfect and provided plenty of beautiful beautiful pictures- even for a mid-summer wedding!!! Ken was who we worked with for...More

Thank ManonaBug
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This place is dreadful. The wedding started at 5. At eight they finally brought food to the other side of the room. Our side had to wait another half an hour for them to bring dinner. When I asked if we could have some bread,...More

Thank mouse7994
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Locust Grove is beautiful to say the least! Go for a tour of the estate! The staff is always very knowledgeable about the estate. There are numerous hiking trails on the grounds, so you can enjoy the scenery. There are flower gardens to explore as...More

1  Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I am sorry, but after all the other wonderful things to do in this area, what a let down. Absolutely no connection with Morse. The house is a hodgepodge of old furniture - kinda like roaming your great grandmothers attic where everything is junked together....More

1  Thank Broadean
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a delightful place! The tour was very interesting, the grounds beautiful and the art gallery a surprise!

1  Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful. We were just there for the car show but has a terrific time. Weather was great. I've been here before and the grounds are gorgeous.

1  Thank Anitabanit
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Magnificent home of Samuel F. B. Morse along the Hudson River. The grounds are excellent for strolling; the house and its furnishings are fabulous; and the exhibit hall always has something worth seeing.

1  Thank Paaka75
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My family, and another family, visited Locust Grove on a nice, Spring day. We hoped for a place to have a pleasant though not too vigorous hike, and that's what we got. The flowers had bloomed, the trails were natural and clean, and the trail...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

1  Thank marianc95
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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

1  Thank Jeanne O
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Shelley C
13 July 2016|
Response from Shane B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You should call them direct.