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Many of my postings on this blog are about the beautiful Hudson Valley. Although I’m a Jersey girl at heart, during my senior year of college my parents moved up to the Catskills. My new adopted hometown is one of the most gorgeous areas in the Northeast, seriously. Instead of the beach, head up to Sleepy Hollow NY to visit Kykuit, the grand mansion or “house” built by John D. Rockefeller.

Highlights of the Property:

  • Guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Your ticket, albeit expensive, includes the tour.
  • Gorgeous property and gardens- reminscent of The Great Gatsby and an era¬†gone-by
  • The “playhouse” – aka where the Rockefellers still vacation is ridiculous
  • Tons of modern art scattered throughtout the property and in the gallery of the house – including Picassos.
  • The stable carriage featuring fancy carriages and the classic cars they drove, including the Model T

Views of the Hudson from the Estate

How to get here?

Take the MetroNorth train from Grand Central to Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow. Cab to the visitor center. Purchase your ticket to the estate at the info center or if you’re going on a weekend, purchase ahead online because it does sell out.

Modern art on the estate

Modern art on the property

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