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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Very interesting tour

So glad that we stopped in and took the tour! Very interesting history and beautiful grounds. Our... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Smyrna, Georgia
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Lovely visit, even in the rain!

My husband and I randomly added a stop to the Sonnenberg on our way home from a visit to Niagara... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

So glad that we stopped in and took the tour! Very interesting history and beautiful grounds. Our docent was lovely as was our driver!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

My husband and I randomly added a stop to the Sonnenberg on our way home from a visit to Niagara Falls (~1.5 hrs apart). On our way, the weather turned cold and rainy. We discussed skipping the visit and just going home . . ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

I suspect the gardens are much prettier during the spring and summer - much work is needed - I was very disappointed - people were very helpful and friendly though - the mansion was the hit of the visit - met the neatest 84-year old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beth P
Reviewed 21 October 2018

So much to see here. My granddaughter and I spent the day in Canandaigua and decided to go to Sonnenberg, just a turn off the main drag... well nested near the Veterans Hospital, it's amazing the TREASURE this is to Canandaigua. We were at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Weather had turned rainy, but we opted to take a chance and visit Sonnenberg. Glad we did. We took the tram to the house, where docents were available to answer any questions. The house tour is self guided. One bedroom is filled with Women’s Suffrage...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BeeKind2
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My wife really wanted to tour Sonnenberg so off we went Friday afternoon.It was her "thing" or so I thought till I got in. What a very pleasant surprise. The grounds are huge (50 acres) as is the 40 room mansion. I was trying to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were there just last weekend, and the articles were very well kept. Staff/ volunteer was friendly. We spent a good amount of time here. Admission was reasonably priced ( Was informed it was run by non-profit organization)

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Beautiful gardens and mansion. Knowledgeable docent in the mansion. The place is coming back from a period of neglect, but still worth seeing. Fabulous grounds. Wine tasting on site as well as a café with very good food. Place was built by the founder of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chazkat
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I'm not sure what hours the pianist performs in the livingroom of the mansion, but if you appreciate classical music, you would enjoy that. I'm so glad we got to experience that. My favorite part of the mansion's interior was the carved woodwork. My favorite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 179cynthiaf
Reviewed 17 September 2018

You can see they are doing some renovations and it is in need of that. The house is in good shape other than needing a good coat of paint. The gardens need some help but they were working on them when we were there. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lauri H
2 August 2018|
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Response from TcDe69 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think any pets other than service animals are permitted.
9 April 2018|
Response from Sonnenberg M | 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
James F S
7 October 2017|
Response from brown0907 | Reviewed this property |
They close after October and I believe they open in May