Group Tour Policies
We book for groups of 10 or more. Groups of 25 or more receive one complimentary ticket.
For all sites except Kykuit, a deposit of $50 is due upon confirmation and is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, with written notice of cancellation 48 hours prior to the date of the tour. For all sites except Kykuit, final payment may be made in advance or upon arrival, unless otherwise specified.
For Kykuit, a deposit of $100 (refundable less a $50 processing fee) is due 7 business days after receipt of confirmation from Historic Hudson Valley. Full payment for Kykuit tours is due two weeks (10 business days) in advance of the tour itself.
No-shows and groups canceling after the cancellation deadline will be charged for the full amount.
VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are welcome.
For information and reservations: 914-631-8200.
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, is our most popular group destination. Built by the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, Kykuit is the pre-eminent domestic landmark in the Hudson Valley. Visitors enjoy the elegant rooms, expansive, beautifully kept gardens and the collection of carriages and classic autos. Visitors particularly enjoy the stories of the four generations of Rockefellers who called this hilltop paradise their home. There are several ways to visit Kykuit. Groups to Kykuit often add on a visit to the nearby Union Church of Pocantico Hills.
The Union Church of Pocantico Hills features stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, which were given to the church by members of the Rockefeller family. A trip to the Union Church is quick but memorable, making it an ideal and easy addition to a Kykuit visit, which is nearby.
Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, a working farm of the 18th century, tells the story of an expansive Hudson Valley estate owned by a family of Dutch origin and operated by a community of enslaved Africans. Several rooms in the manor house have been recently refurnished to all for an interactive experience that allows visitors to handle reproduction objects. Tours to Kykuit begin at Philipsburg Manor's visitor center, so your group can visit two sites without re-boarding your motor coach.
Washington Irving's Sunnyside, one of the most famous houses in America, enjoys an unspoiled riverfront setting. The house, grounds, colorful gardens, and river views have been charming visitors for many generations. As at Philipsburg Manor, guides wear period clothing, heightening the sense of a trip back in time.
Van Cortlandt Manor is nine miles north of Philipsburg Manor and Kykuit. There, visitors experience the domestic life of a patriot family of the late 1700s. Visitors see the manor house itself, filled with treasures, and enjoy the activities ongoing at the site, which may include blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, and brick making.
Montgomery Place Historic Estate is a few miles north of Rhinebeck, in the Great Estates Region. The 380-acre property is an amazingly intact example of Hudson Valley estate life. Each of the estate's features has a story to tell about changing American attitudes toward nature, landscape, and home design over time. The mansion includes beautiful classical revival exteriors designed by Davis. Visible from the mansion's terrace and north pavilion are inspiring vistas of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. A Montgomery Place visit could be combined with visiting nearby Hyde Park or Wilderstein.
Motor Coach Parking
There is ample, free off-street parking for motor coaches at each of our sites.
Dining & Lodging
We maintain an up-to-date dining and lodging guide on our website. However, we are happy to provide suggestions on the phone.
Tastefully Yours café at Philipsburg Manor
Hot paninis, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade ice tea and lemonade, a variety of snacks, and tasty desserts are just some of your options.
Our two largest shops are at Philipsburg Manor/Kykuit and Sunnyside. Books, jewelry, ceramics, site-related items, and gifts for everyone from the smallest child to the greatest grandmother invite visitors to browse and buy. Be sure to allow time to shop!