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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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Even in the Fall, it was just beautiful grounds and nature

Even in the Fall, it was such a beautiful natural park and grounds. Gardens, trees and lots of... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
A Good Place for a Stroll

We were at the end of the season and things were being prepared for winter. Not the best time to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Houston, Texas, Usa
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 10 November 2017

Even in the Fall, it was such a beautiful natural park and grounds. Gardens, trees and lots of green space and the mansion grounds are just beautiful.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were at the end of the season and things were being prepared for winter. Not the best time to visit. It is a beautiful piece of property. The Mansion, large and quite dark, is interesting but not that pretty. The gardens offer many green...More

1  Thank SheltonMcBride
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

1  Thank tmulholland7
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 2 October 2017

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 2 October 2017 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 26 September 2017 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 25 September 2017

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
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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