“25 Rooms of History”
Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark estate located on US 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. It was designed for Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, by Alexander Jackson Davis in the Italianate style and completed in 1851. The Locust Grove Estate is today a not-for-profit museum and nature preserve, open to the public. Enjoy 200 acres of gardens and grounds, guided tours of the historic mansion, and special events. Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate includes an Italianate villa designed in 1851 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis for artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Today the estate, with miles of carriage roads, landscaped grounds, historic gardens and Hudson River views, is a not-for-profit museum and nature preserve established by Annette Innis Young, whose inherited collections of art and antiques are exhibited in the mansion’s 25 rooms.
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