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Plan for Mother's Day

My daughter took me for Mother's day and it was one of the most memorable days of all time. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura P
Huntington Station, New York
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Beautiful place for a walk

Beautiful home and gardens. Great place to visit spring, summer and fall and for an impromptu... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2018
Noreen M
Old Westbury, New York
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Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
+1 516-333-0048
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter took me for Mother's day and it was one of the most memorable days of all time. The architecture is well preserved, the exhibit are was very educational, the grounds spectacular, even in the rain and lunch under the majestic boughs of giant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Laura P
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Beautiful home and gardens. Great place to visit spring, summer and fall and for an impromptu picnic. My favorite time to visit is during dog days when we can bring our dogs along. We also usually visit during Rise of the Jack o lanterns.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Noreen M
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Excellent venue for a wedding or anniversary! Lovely gardens & grounds. Great concerts in Summer time!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I go every year to the Old Westbury Gardens. I find it very beautiful and peaceful, it just never gets old : )

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

What a great place to visit with the family and kids of any age. The rooms are stunning, and the garden is breathtakingly beautiful. The guides take you around telling you more about the mansion and who lived there. It was a trip well worth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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PaulH9663, Guest Relations Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words about Old Westbury Gardens. Please share your comments with your friends as we have learned that most visitors learn about Old Westbury Gardens through "word of mouth."

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for a fall walk and a tour of the mansion Vast gardens and trails Special events including Dogs Days and thousands of jack-o-lanterns

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pauld0501
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Yes it's that time of year as we approach Halloween that us Long Islander converge unto the Old Westbury Gardens to pay omage to the Jack O'Lanterns aka the rise of the pumpkins again. Such a fun family activity and healthy too, since you do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Created by more money than one can imagine- Grace Shipping and Carnegie Steel! Fortunately they had good taste as well as money and created a beautiful mansion circa 1907 and a lovely formal garden. The mansion is fully furnished and the gardens immaculately maintained. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulH9663, Guest Relations Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your kind response. We will share your comments with our horticulture staff.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Old westbury Gardens consists of a huge mansion with beautiful grounds where you can take tours of the gardens, sit on the grass or take a tour of the inside of the mansion. Everything is beautifully laid out with statues, fountaina and huge amounts of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulH9663, Guest Relations Manager at Old Westbury Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

We thank you for your kind consideration. Please share you views with your friends. We have learned through surveys that most guests to Old Westbury Gardens have discovered it because of recommendations from friends.

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Nice British car displays, great fun watching the Irish dancing and dogs going through their routines on the confidence course. Loved the competitive bagpiper groups and the foods were interesting and fun. The birds of prey were really cool and the old estate itself had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 November 2018|
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Response from Lejaceman | Reviewed this property |
I am sincerely sorry that my reply seemed ill spirited. Did not mean to offend you and I do apologize for that. I just wanted to be humorous and sacastic during this holiday season. Perhaps it was my joyous remarks that were... More
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Response from 206Bennett | Reviewed this property |
It’s about $12-13/pp they do give guided tours but no headphones
Betty Q
26 May 2018|
Response from L6384OEjessicar | Reviewed this property |
I was there for one and a half hours