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Union Church of Pocantico Hills

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Pretty little church with the artwork of Matisse and Chagall

Worth a side trip with a cost of $7 per person for entrance to see the large stained glass Rose... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheri D
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Yardville, New Jersey
Hidden Gem!

We were told of this church by a local in Tarrytown, just a short drive from downtown. There is an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelermike_11
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Chandler, Arizona
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This unassuming country church contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse and nine windows by Marc Chagall, all commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller. The enthralling story of the windows and how they came to be here is the story of...more
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555 Bedford Rd, Route 448, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591-1215
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

If you're in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow take the short drive to this lovely church. The Windows of this church are truly spectacular and different from most stained glass. Created by famous artists these beauties are awe-inspiring and are definite treasures. There is ample parking...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2014

I was expecting so much more. Given the previous reviews and the nicely maintained grounds, the interior is underwhelming. The Matisse window is one of his weaker works and the Marc Chagall windows would have had so much more of an impact had they been...More

2  Thank TheDoor_isopen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know whether they are trying to give you your money’s worth ($7 is a bit steep) but we felt the “ tour/talk” was too long. In fact, we left before it was over. And we love art and especially stained glass. I also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a side trip with a cost of $7 per person for entrance to see the large stained glass Rose Window by Henri Matisse above the altar and the 9 others featured the work of Marc Chagall. Most stunning of Chagall's work is the large...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told of this church by a local in Tarrytown, just a short drive from downtown. There is an admission fee, but well worth it. The inside of this small stone church contains 1 large Matisse stained glass window called The Rose Window though...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I went to this church woth my family, fhere was 6 of us, so $42. My daughter lost her wallet. We went bavk the next day to check for it and they made her pay $7.00 to go look for her wallet!! I would like...More

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Karen C, Customer Service at Union Church of Pocantico Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are concerned to hear that you had this experience at Union Church. We'd like to look into this situation for you -- please contact us at your earliest convenience at info@hudsonvalley.org.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

My whole family was impressed and inspired during the guided tour of professional and passionated guide (with a light British accent). It involves stories on the Rockefeller family and friends, Matisse and Chagall. Stories on religious massages that are presented. We also got education on...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Beautiful, fabulous?? Words fail to describe the stained glass windows in this small country church in rural NY State. There is a $7 admission fee per adult but worth every penny. Our guide (and I failed to get her name) was excellent in describing the...More

1  Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This attractive but outwardly not particularly string small church houses a series of breathtaking stained glass windows by Chagall and Matise. The church was founded by the Rockefeller family and the windows were originally intended to honor various family members who had died. The docent...More

Thank Randell N
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This small, country church in Pocantico Hills was built by John D. Rockefeller in 1921 and is one of several Rockefeller properties that have enhanced this part of New York State immeasurably. It became a stand-out place to visit due to the Matisse rose window...More

1  Thank marianc95
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My hisband and I have passed this quint Church countless times alway vowing to come back for a look inside. The other day we stopped by, greeted by a very pleasant docent and treated to a brief but intesting visit into the life of the...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The Rockefeller family commissioned Matise (he only did the “Rose” window and Chagall to create windows for this church. They are absolutely magnificent works of art and not to be missed. There is a tour through this small church which gives an explanation of the...More

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