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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
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+1 585-394-4922
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an...

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.

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Amazing Enchanting Grounds

This place is amazing. Great for a walk and strolling through the amazing gardens. Its like traveling to Japan, Rome, England and more all in one place. Definitely magically.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. Great for a walk and strolling through the amazing gardens. Its like traveling to Japan, Rome, England and more all in one place. Definitely magically.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of the mansion and the breathtaking gardens are a must see. We were given a tour by a wonderful docent that told us about the property and it's interesting story. It is a large property and if you plan to walk all of the gardens it could take you an entire day. They also offer places on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interested in historical sites, enjoy walking around beautiful, peaceful varietal gardens, or just appreciate the workmanship of old mansions, then a visit to Sonnenberg is a must. The docent provided an excellent, informative tour. There is a small cafe on site. We bought a great bottle of wine at the wine store and enjoyed it with a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Love old estates and this one did not disappoint! Learning about the history of an area by seeing how the gentry lived is a great learning experience.

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Lake View, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

There was not a lot in bloom. The mansion was fabulous and there were docents everywhere to talk to tourists. Nicely put together. Everyone was helpful and welcoming.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have gone several times, nice park-like atmosphere recommend coming on a cool day. We enjoyed the various gardens and sticking to the shade of the trees.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Always fun to come here and see the gardens and the house and learn about the history of the family and Canandaigua

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Clay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visit Sonnenberg every few years and every time we visit more restoration is done. We visited in Oct 2016 on a beautiful fall day. Walking the grounds is very relaxing. Some of the roses were still in bloom, even though many of the gardens were done blooming for the season. Visiting in the fall was very relaxing due to... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful outside and inside tour, unbelievable that someone had that much money and now it takes 300 volunteers to keep it up. I would love to putz in the garden. Inside of the mansion is huge with Tiffany lighting, a very small elevator to take to the second floor and most modern conviences for the age of the house. Lots... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A little cloudy, but beautiful grounds and mansion. Lots still to be done in the restoration, but very nice nonetheless.

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