Kykuit Estate In Pocantico Hills Opens To Visitors

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Kykuit, the former Rockefeller estate, now a tourist attraction, is open to visitors for the season, Historic Hudson Valley announced.
Kykuit, the former Rockefeller estate, now a tourist attraction, is open to visitors for the season, Historic Hudson Valley announced. Photo Credit: Courtesy Mick Hales, File Photo

POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Kykuit, the former Rockefeller estate, now a tourist attraction, is open to visitors for the season, Historic Hudson Valley announced.

The six-story mansion sits on a rolling hilltop and features a large modern and classic art collection, extensive gardens and classic architecture. Visitors to the estate are able to explore the site while learning about its former tenants, the Rockefellers. The Kykuit season opened on Saturday, May 3 and lasts through Sunday, Nov. 9, according to a press release. 

"The remarkable backdrop of Kykuit’s house, sculptures, gardens, and landscape are a scenic stage for telling the story of the Rockefeller family’s commitment to philanthropy, public service, the environment, and the arts, as well as its family traditions," according to the release. "Kykuit’s modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top cultural attraction in the lower Hudson Valley and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually."

Tours of Kykuit are available Saturdays and Sundays in May and November and Wednesdays to Sundays from June to September. In October, tours operate daily except Tuesdays. Tours also take place on Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit at the Historic Hudson Valley website. Ticket prices range from $23 to $40 ($15 to $30 for Historic Hudson Valley or National Trust members).

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