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Old Westbury Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fantastic place to visit!

Excellent venue for a wedding or anniversary! Lovely gardens & grounds. Great concerts in Summer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael S
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I go every year to the Old Westbury Gardens. I find it very beautiful and peaceful, it just never... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent venue for a wedding or anniversary! Lovely gardens & grounds. Great concerts in Summer time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I go every year to the Old Westbury Gardens. I find it very beautiful and peaceful, it just never gets old : )

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FrequentTraveler325
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a great place to visit with the family and kids of any age. The rooms are stunning, and the garden is breathtakingly beautiful. The guides take you around telling you more about the mansion and who lived there. It was a trip well worth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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PaulH9663, Guest Relations Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words about Old Westbury Gardens. Please share your comments with your friends as we have learned that most visitors learn about Old Westbury Gardens through "word of mouth."

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for a fall walk and a tour of the mansion Vast gardens and trails Special events including Dogs Days and thousands of jack-o-lanterns

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Yes it's that time of year as we approach Halloween that us Long Islander converge unto the Old Westbury Gardens to pay omage to the Jack O'Lanterns aka the rise of the pumpkins again. Such a fun family activity and healthy too, since you do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Created by more money than one can imagine- Grace Shipping and Carnegie Steel! Fortunately they had good taste as well as money and created a beautiful mansion circa 1907 and a lovely formal garden. The mansion is fully furnished and the gardens immaculately maintained. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulH9663, Guest Relations Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your kind response. We will share your comments with our horticulture staff.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Old westbury Gardens consists of a huge mansion with beautiful grounds where you can take tours of the gardens, sit on the grass or take a tour of the inside of the mansion. Everything is beautifully laid out with statues, fountaina and huge amounts of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulH9663, Guest Relations Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

We thank you for your kind consideration. Please share you views with your friends. We have learned through surveys that most guests to Old Westbury Gardens have discovered it because of recommendations from friends.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Nice British car displays, great fun watching the Irish dancing and dogs going through their routines on the confidence course. Loved the competitive bagpiper groups and the foods were interesting and fun. The birds of prey were really cool and the old estate itself had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rich R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Verry well maintained mansion and grounds with beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees surrounding an incredible house.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is one of the most magnificent gardens I have ever seen. I self-toured the gardens in late July, and really appreciated the obvious effort that has been made to keep the plantings fresh and garden color stunning throughout the summer. I enjoyed a wonderful,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Lejaceman | Reviewed this property |
I am sincerely sorry that my reply seemed ill spirited. Did not mean to offend you and I do apologize for that. I just wanted to be humorous and sacastic during this holiday season. Perhaps it was my joyous remarks that were... More
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It’s about $12-13/pp they do give guided tours but no headphones
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I was there for one and a half hours
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