Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate

Architecture, Landscapes & Gardens

  • 381 North Broadway, Route 9
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • 914-366-6900
  • Westchester County
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  • Please call for tour appointments; available on the following dates: May–Sep 30: Timed tours available Thursday-Sunday Oct 1-31: Timed tours available daily, except on Tuesdays Nov 1-13: Timed tours available Thursday-Sunday Check website for most up to date schedule and parking information All Kykuit tours originate from the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor
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This Classical Revival-style villa was completed in 1913 for John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Company. It became the home of his son, philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., and grandson, Nelson A. Rockefeller, four-time governor of New York and vice president under Gerald Ford. First-floor living spaces were designed by Ogden Codman Jr., then America’s leading interior decorator. They contain excellent examples of 18th century-style furniture, as well as
Asian ceramics. An underground art gallery holds works from the collection of Nelson Rockefeller, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder. Dramatic grounds were designed by noted architect William Welles Bosworth and feature formal gardens in a variety of styles. The grounds contain fountains, pavilions, and Nelson Rockefeller’s collection of large-scale sculptures, including works by Louise Nevelson, David Smith, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Moore.

Amenities: Restrooms