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Kykuit, Sleepy Hollow

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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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  • We've seen many Vanderbuilt homes, so I found the Rockefeller home an interesting contrast. While certainly large and ornate, it is understated by comparison. Our tour guide was very good and very... 
    We've seen many Vanderbuilt homes, so I found the Rockefeller home an interesting contrast. While certainly large and ornate, it is understated by comparison. Our tour guide was very good and very...  more »
  • We opted for the Classic 2 hours tour and you cannot go wrong with this level of tour. You get paired with a very knowledgeable guide (ours was Barbara) and you get to see the opulent main floor... 
    We opted for the Classic 2 hours tour and you cannot go wrong with this level of tour. You get paired with a very knowledgeable guide (ours was Barbara) and you get to see the opulent main floor...  more »
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  • The house is beautiful. The art is magnificent. The tour guide (Kelly) was knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. I could have spent the day just exploring the grounds and gardens. I don't recommend this tour for younger children but a teen that is into history or art will enjoy it. The grand tour was extensive and could be a lot of walking since it's 3 hours, but it was so worth it.
  • Went for the Grand tour (3 hours) and our guide Brian was a great storyteller, knowledgeable about the estate, friendly and professional. The tour started with a shuttle ride to the estate. The shuttle left the meeting spot on time, as stated on the ticket. Brian explained the history clearly and provided all the details which I much appreciated. I really enjoyed the tour, 3hrs went by really fast. There is no food and drinks for purchase on site and no breaks during the tour. The tour was semi fast-paced which I didn't mind because I wanted to see as many arts and sculptures as this place has to offer. However, if people become tired during the tour, there is an outdoor beautiful garden area to sit and relax, and can rejoin the group later. Highly recommend.

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