Kykuit, Sleepy Hollow

Home of John D. Rockefeller--once the richest man in America-- Kykuit features a collection of sculptures and landscaped gardens, maintained for over 100 years. The 40-room house and estate, spread over 1,380 hectares (3,410 acres), once had its own food supplies, gardeners, laborers, and security officers. The property once contained 75 houses and 70 private roads. Take one of several guided tours to see the six-story house. You'll discover underground art galleries with a collection of Picasso tapestries. Outside, expansive terraced spaces contain world-renowned 20th-century sculptures and fountains amidst valleys, and ponds. Most tours are more than two hours long, which includes a shuttle bus ride to and from the estate. To visit Kykuit and other attractions in Sleepy Hollow, use our Sleepy Hollow trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Had an afternoon to kill and didn't want to do this at home. Having been there at once before we thought it would be a worthwhile experience to walk around Kykuit and show our kids what the life looke...  more »
  • We made a reservation here in Brazil, the site of Kykuit. We opted for the more complete visit, of 3 hours, and no regrets. We were in New York, no car. We take the train at Grand Central Station, the same as in the movie the girl on the train, that is, along the Hudson River. After a train cab, up the center of tourism. There a shuttle picks up the people already identified. A guide welcomed us and accompanied. It is important to understand English because that's a lot of information about the history, the location and the works of art. Everything perfect, and very beautiful. Recommend a more detailed planning a ride to see other attractions of the Hudson Valley, really wonderful.
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  • Had a nice tour of Kykuit with so many photo opportunities. Loved the tour and would go back and do the longer tour. Well worth it.  more »
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  • Great tour guide Madeline!!! 😁 This place is amazing and I highly recommend visiting. It is rich in culture about American family dynasty. Your eyes are stuck at every corner you visit. The antique cars in garage bring you back 100 years. This is a must for all Americans and surely international guests. Enjoy.
  • I really enjoyed touring the last home of Standard oil tycoon, John D. Rockerfeller. I had just read Ron Cernow's biography of the man and this made some of the later years of his life more real for me. In fact, this home was more a residence for Rockerfeller's sons, John Jr. and grandson, Nelson (former Vice President of the U.S.). A beautiful mansion and grounds, and Tarrytown, NY has many other historic attractions to see while there.
  • Wonderful mix of house, garden and art tour. Interesting and positive side of the Rockefeller family.
  • A must visit location.
  • Absolutely Gorgeous!
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