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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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Wonderful visit if you go in good outdoor weather, when the gardens are in bloom.

Wonderful place for a stroll around the grounds. Would still give it a 4-rating for off season... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ET_Bville
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Syracuse
Great visit, well worth the price

We visited in May 2018, many trees and flowers in bloom, a beautiful place. The Mansion was also... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terry Sharon L
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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“japanese garden” (64 reviews)
“rock garden” (45 reviews)
“wine tasting” (63 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
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+1 585-394-4922
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"full bloom"
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"themed gardens"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful place for a stroll around the grounds. Would still give it a 4-rating for off season visits, for the house tour, but if you can, go when the grounds are in bloom. THat's the real star attraction here.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in May 2018, many trees and flowers in bloom, a beautiful place. The Mansion was also very interesting to see. We had a nice lunch at their cafe. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth the reasonable price of admission

Thank Terry Sharon L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly my visit was very disappointing. I had searched their website prior to the visit for admission cost information and was unable to find any. For 14 dollars I would have reconsidered my visit. It was early in the season so I did not expect...More

Thank Laura P
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Sonnenberg G, Public Relations Manager at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. Our wooden structure greenhouse complex is a rarity. It was built by Lord & Burnham more than 100 years ago and very few of these structures are still in existence. It takes specialized and expensive care...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequent this now State Park yearly.... it is beautiful setting with spectacular grounds and mansion.... well worth an afternoon's stroll. In my opinion the art festival they started here a few years back is one of the best, if not the best in Rochester...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were visiting the Rochester-Buffalo area for a week last September and devoted an afternoon to this site. I love gardens, historic homes, picturesque sites, etc., so I was really anticipating a great visit here. I have to say it was a "mixed bag." First,...More

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Sonnenberg G, Public Relations Manager at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your patronage and review! While Sonnenberg Gardens operates under the New York State Parks umbrella, it is via the activities of the nonprofit organization that all maintenance, preservation, and operation of the estate is managed and funded. We do not receive any...More

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Reviewed 9 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.

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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

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

1  Thank tmulholland7
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Reviewed 9 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

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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

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Melanie M
9 April 2018|
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Response from Sonnenberg G | Property representative |
Our park spans 50 acres and has 9 historic garden areas so there are always quiet areas about the park even on busy days. Weather plays a huge role in how busy the park is as the more "perfect" the weather, the greater the... More
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James F S
7 October 2017|
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Response from brown0907 | Reviewed this property |
They close after October and I believe they open in May
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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
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