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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 days ago 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

Thank Broadean
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Anitabanit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Paaka75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 5 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

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

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Visited recently for a walk with my wife and was pleasantly surprised by the overall size of this location tucked into the space. Though an easy outting, with regards to hiking, the trails were far from flat and the scenery was beautiful.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Although Samuel F. B. Morse once owned & lived at this house, it's the Young family that gave this magnificent treasure to Poughkeepsie. Unlike most mansion tours, visitors get a true experience because 25 rooms can be viewed on the one hour tour. The docents...More

1  Thank CiCi8742
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I go to Locust Grove in mid-March for an event. The Robert Morse gallery is very good, worth stopping if you are driving on Route 9 and you have half an hour to spend. The art on the walls outside of the main gallery can...More

Thank MikeEcsedy
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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.