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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Gardens were nice

You can see they are doing some renovations and it is in need of that. The house is in good shape... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vicki H
Erie, Pennsylvania
Excellent pastime

A true gem in our city thanks to benefactors and volunteers. Enjoy a day walking through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan K
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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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151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363
+1 585-394-4922
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

1  Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok we went because the B&B where we stayed was just up the road. In another era these gardens and mansion were probably outstanding. Today not so much, while walking around and taking in this site the word that kept coming to mind was tired....More

Thank larry g
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true gem in our city thanks to benefactors and volunteers. Enjoy a day walking through the gardens appreciating what was, what is, and what could be, it’s all here and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate nature on a historic property. Oh that I had...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always heard about Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion and wanted to check it out. It cost $10.00 for a senior ticket ( 60 +) They also offer AA discounts, etc.. Regular is $12.00. The recommended time for visiting is 2-3 hours. We thought we...More

Thank packmybags88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the area and are camping. Looking for something to do, remembered this and I am glad we did. Walked around then went to the cafe for lunch, very enjoyable

Thank Stiegjl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, serene, a photographer’s paradise! A great place to just wander through. The small outdoor cafe was a place to rest and eat. The cold fruit and berry soup was outstanding. I didn’t indulge in the available wine tasting but overheard several tasters say...More

1  Thank hvskiher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day with Family or friends. Plain on spending at least have a day there. Enjoy

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a relaxing afternoon visiting the mansion and gardens. We started with the greenhouses. They have lots of cactus and orchids. Then we walked the grounds to the mansion. There is a free shuttle available. The mansion is gorgeous. I love the architecture and...More

Thank snoopy217
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It had been probably 20 years since I was last at Sonnenberg Gardens. My husband is from Columbus, OH and since we now live in Rochester, NY again, I thought it would be a good place to visit on this beautiful summer day to give...More

3  Thank Dawn S
Sonnenberg G, Public Relations Manager at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Twenty years ago the group managing the Sonnenberg estate was not putting the money into its upkeep. Finances were not handled properly and it was by the graciousness of New York State that took ownership and cleared the debts that allows the park to operate...More

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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.
Melanie M
9 April 2018|
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
James F S
7 October 2017|
Response from brown0907 | Reviewed this property |
They close after October and I believe they open in May