Kykuit, a historic site of the National Trust,
is operated & maintained by the Rockefeller
Brothers Fund as a center for its philanthropic
programs. Historic Hudson Valley operates
the visitation program.
Union Church App
Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate
We welcome groups to tour Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate. Groups may select from our menu of regular tours or select a special group-only tour that maximizes time spent outside in Kykuit's magnificient gardens. Click here for details about the tours we offer.
Particularly popular with groups are these combination experiences that take advantage of our network of sites:
1. Kykuit & The Union Church of Pocantico Hills
This package includes your choice of Kykuit tour PLUS a visit to the Union Church of Pocantico Hills. The church contains stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall commissioned by members of the Rockefeller family in the 1950s and 1960s. In a real sense, the church is an extension of the Rockefeller art collection that groups see at Kykuit. The church is only five minutes from Kykuit, thematically linked, low in cost, and an informal, 30-minute complement to your Kykuit visit.
2. Kykuit & historic Philipsburg Manor
This package includes your choice of Kykuit tour PLUS a visit to Philipsburg Manor, a working farm and water-powered grist mill of the mid-18th century, preserved and restored through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Kykuit and Philipsburg Manor are very different in subject matter, which makes for a particularly stimulating day. Conveniently, both locations share a visitor center. The tour of Philipsburg is largely self-guided, which makes for a relaxing and informal experience.
3. Kykuit & Washington Irving 's Sunnyside
This package includes your choice of Kykuit tour PLUS a visit to Washington Irving's Sunnyside, which was purchased and preserved for future generations by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Groups visiting the area for the first, and possibly only, time will appreciate a tour that includes Sunnyside. This charming riverside home of the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other popular stories is among the most famous houses in American history. Both Kykuit and Sunnyside are must-see National Historic Landmarks. Sunnyside is off Route 9, about ten minutes south of the Kykuit Visitor Center.