This was our last historical home to visit while in the area for a week. Maybe it was the best for last, but another we visited in Sleepy Hollow was the best. This one was full of original belongings of the Choate family, so that is always a special bonus. The architecture was not the main draw, but it was special. The view and the gardens were outstanding, especially the view. You will see two floors but not the third where most of the servants slept. There are some nice items such as the gong on the front porch, the knife cleaner and the little brass wall knob that you whistled into to call for a servant rather than ringing a bell. There were many beautiful collections of porcelain, etchings, rugs and furniture original to the family. There is a nice gift shop and a place to eat. You can also wander the grounds/gardens before or after your tour. You can drop off people at the entrance to the house, up you have to drive down to a parking lot and walk up a hill. It’s one way, so you can’t go back up to pick up any dropped off passengers without exiting and going back through the entrance at the top.
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