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Locust Grove Estate

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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...more
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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a part of a group tour. The attraction has beautiful grounds and a nice gift shop. There is also a small museum about Samuel F. B. Morse which centers on his telegraph invention and portrait painting but does not mention his involvement...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RMB634
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Beautiful grounds and hiking/walking path to Hudson river. Lots of fall foliage colors to see this time of year. Annual car show held in summer is always fun to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ray T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Easy hikes that loop the site behind the estate and offer lovely sweeeping views of the Hudson river. Great for summer and fall hikes and winter snowshoeing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Candy D
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Learned a lot about Samuel Morse from the museum- an artist and art professor turned inventor. Nice grounds and view. House is nothing special.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S6564RSrichardb
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We found this by accident and were so glad! Unfortunately, we just missed the last house tour of the day but we spent almost 2 hours on the great trails and they are gorgeous. They lead you to views of the Hudson, around a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura E
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Took the house tour and it was conducted so nicely by a wonderful guide who was clearly passionate. Before the tour we had just enough time to take a very short look at the beginnings of some of the trails on the property and cannot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Allice98
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Interesting because of the Morse related paintings and info. House itself does not have a lot of Morse, except for the expansion from original building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nathaniel M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We didn't plan to visit here but when we had a bit more time than we expected, we stopped here. I'm so glad we did. The history is interesting and spans decades. It's juxtaposed against the Samuel Morse of Morse code. It's almost 2 museums...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Holly W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Arrived at Locust Grove on a Sunday morning, and enjoyed a tour of the house with a very capable docent. Learned all about how Samuel Morse acquired the property, and how he altered the house he purchased to the Italianate style we see today. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travel50StatesUSA
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My daughter and I visited this home of Samuel Morse and had a nice time. The home has so many of the original pictures, furnishings and items of the Young family that lived there after the Morse's. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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