Locust Grove Estate
Poughkeepsie,, NY 12601
Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark Estate set on 200 acres overlooking the scenic Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York. Locust Grove Estate includes a historic Italianate mansion open for tours, 200 acres of landscaped grounds with five miles of hiking trails, and a visitor welcome center with art galleries, museum shop, and classrooms for educational programs.
The main house at Locust Grove was designed in 1850 for artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse by architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Fifty years later the house was renovated and expanded for new owners William and Martha Young. Their daughter, Annette Innis Young, eventually created the not-for-profit educational foundation that preserves the estate as a museum today. The estate opened to the public in 1979 and today features the Young family’s 15,000 piece collection of furniture, paintings and decorative arts just as they were used in the early years of the 20th century.
Locust Grove Estate is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.