Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Canandaigua

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Spread out across more than 20 ha (50 acres) of lakeside property and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is one of the most well-preserved Victorian estates in the United States. You can visit the house, finished in 1887, and explore the 40 different rooms used by the Thompson family, the original owners. Continue to the gardens, featuring plants from Japan and Italy and a rose collection. Be sure to join a guided tour of the grounds, included in the price of admission, to learn more about the mansion's history. Use our Canandaigua trip planning site to visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park on your trip to Canandaigua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited in mid May on a drizzly chilly day. This early in the spring, gardens are just barely getting started from the winter. So the gardens weren’t especially nice looking but several... 
    We visited in mid May on a drizzly chilly day. This early in the spring, gardens are just barely getting started from the winter. So the gardens weren’t especially nice looking but several...  more »
  • Were staying in Geneva and hoped to find an activity for a cloudy day. We were so thrilled to find this home. Self guided tour was easy to understand. We enjoyed learning the history of the family... 
    Were staying in Geneva and hoped to find an activity for a cloudy day. We were so thrilled to find this home. Self guided tour was easy to understand. We enjoyed learning the history of the family...  more »
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  • Hard to find enough words to describe the beauty of this mansion and its furnishings. Gorgeous solid, polished wood everywhere. The mansion is well maintained with many special programs ( moonlight strolls, weddings, teas, educational programs etc...) available. Beautiful manicured gardens and extensive grounds. A real treasure in Central New York. Please visit if in the area.
  • A place everyone should see in June when the flowers are in their peak high blossom.

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