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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

748 Reviews
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151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
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Follow the Canandaigua Wine Trail on a half- or full-day guided tour of the Finger Lakes’ wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. This wine trail experience includes tastings at three or four vineyard, and the full-day tour features a bistro-style lunch at Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake.
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Shelly R wrote a review 6 May
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Although we enjoyed the mansion and our very informative guide in the mansion, the “gardens” were a huge disappointment. There were very few flowers. There was trash, dead leaves and weeds throughout. Very few things were labeled in the greenhouses which were all run down. This place has HUGE potential, but is not worth seeing until it is properly taken care of.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Wendy G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Lovely place with interesting history and variety of gardens. We visited in the Fall, so we missed a lot of the flowers in bloom, but we enjoyed our visit very much. Street signage to find the entrance could be better.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Leslie R wrote a review Sep 2020
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A beautiful park like setting. Gardens were beautiful. Mansion very interesting. Staff very informative.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Marilyn M wrote a review Sep 2020
Cortland, New York326 contributions164 helpful votes
Maybe we spent more time in the gardens because we felt safer during these Covid 19 times; we went to places in the gardens we'd never visited before. The 2nd floor of the mansion was closed off so this may have also pushed us outdoors. The docent was very welcoming & provided us w/ an expert background to the Thompson family. In spite of the challenges of maintaining the gardens during a drought & restricted Covid protocols, we still found nature's bounty a refreshing & rejuvenating experience at Sonnenberg.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Sonnenberg M, Events Manager at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Thanks so very much for your comments about the property and our amazing docents. This year has been especially hard on so many people and we are just so grateful we were able to offer you a respite from the worries of the outside world while you were visiting us.
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John B wrote a review Sep 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York87 contributions44 helpful votes
This is a beautiful historic site. COVID restrictions did limit fuller enjoyment of the mansion, and we were too late in the year to enjoy some of the flowers. With a significant financial windfall, Sonnenberg could be restored to its original glory, but it would take a major contribution. With limited resources, they are working hard to maintain the property.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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