Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The historic Locust Grove Estate is a museum, education center and nature preserve, located in Poughkeepsie, New York - the heart of the Hudson Valley.

Locust Grove offers something for everyone, from guided tours of the historic gardens and mansion to public events for kids and adults. From five miles of hiking trails on nearly 200 acres of gardens and grounds to exquisite original collections of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts, to beautifully restored buildings, you can spend an hour or a day.

More than 60,000 annual visitors enjoy tours, concerts, programs, and workshops - please join us!
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  • Locust Grove Estate was built as a summer house for his family by Samuel F.B. Morse, who made a fortune by inventing his eponymous code. It is beautifully situated on a stunning piece of property...  more »
  • The house is closed because of the virus, but the gardens and trails are open. We did the Lane Loop Road trail which is about two miles. The trail is wide and rocky in parts with a few inclines...  more »
  • Had our wedding at Locust Grove in April of 2018 and it was perfect. The process was very smooth and everything was easy, taking one part of the stress away from our wedding. The grounds were amazing for photos and our guests were able to explore the gardens and trails before the ceremony started. The cherry blossoms were out for our photos so couldn't have been more perfect!
  • Beautiful hiking trails, a little steep and Rocky at points so wear sturdy shoes (and you might want to have some bug spray too). The grounds are very pretty, and a wedding was being set up as we were on our walk, it's a great venue!
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