A majestic paradise with sweeping river views

Kykuit was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years.

A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

May 3 – September 30
Thursday – Sunday, plus Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day

October 1-31
Open Daily, except Tuesday

November 1-11
Thursday – Sunday

See tour times.

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Weekdays  Weekends

Classic Tour

Adult $25 $28
Senior/Student/Child $23 $26
HHV Member $15 $18

Grand Tour

Adult $40 $40
Senior/Student/Child $40 $40
HHV Member $30 $30

Landmark + Timesaver Tour

Adult $25 $28
Senior/Student/Child $23 $26
HHV Member $15 $18

$4/ticket surcharge for phone purchases

NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS

National Trust members who purchase tour tickets online receive a 50% refund of their purchase price by presenting proof of membership at the Kykuit Visitor Center.

 

METRO-NORTH DISCOUNT

Historic Hudson Valley offers a $5/ticket discount for visitors who purchase a round-trip Metro-North rail fare from Grand Central to Tarrytown, plus a Kykuit tour ticket in advance online.

See Below

Directions

All Kykuit tours originate from the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor. Tours begin and end with a shuttle bus ride that takes visitors to and from the estate.

GPS address for Visitor Center:
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY

GPS address for overflow lot:
100 Continental St., Sleepy Hollow, NY

Kykuit Tours

Classic Tour

Great for first-time visitors. Your visit will include the main floor of the house, art galleries, Inner Garden, golf room, and Coach Barn.

The tour is 2 1/4 hours, including the shuttle bus ride.

Weekdays:
Multiple times throughout the day

Tickets: $15-$28

Grand Tour

Includes everything in the Classic Tour, plus extra time in the gardens and art galleries, as well as a visit to the second floor of the home.

The tour is 3 hours, including the shuttle bus ride.

Tour Times:
9:45am + 1:45pm (+ 3pm Sat-Sun)

Tickets: $30-40

Kykuit Inner Garden

Landmark Tour

This tour spends more time in the extensive gardens and also includes the main floor of the house and West Terrace.

The tour is 2 1/4 hours, including the shuttle bus ride.

Tour Times:
11am

Tickets: $15-$28

Timesaver Tour

This tour includes the main floor of the house, Inner Garden, and West Terrace. The perfect choice for those with busy schedules.

The tour is 1 1/2 hours, including the shuttle bus ride.

Weekdays:
Multiple times throughout the day

Tickets: $15-$28

Group Tours

Discover special opportunities to experience Kykuit’s architecture, gardens, world-class art, and enthralling history. Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounted admission and have the option to add on tours of our other properties or lunch in our museum shop cafe.

Tickets: Tour packages range from $23-40 per person, add-ons are additional.

Metro-North Hudson Line

Metro-North Discount

Historic Hudson Valley offers a special $5/ticket discount for visitors who purchase a round-trip Metro-North rail fare from Grand Central to Tarrytown, plus a Kykuit tour ticket in advance online for the same day as your trip. Just show your Metro-North ticket receipt at the Kykuit Visitor Desk to get the discount.

Discount: Save $5

FAQs

Is photography allowed?

Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted on the grounds. No photography of any kind is permitted inside the house. Audio recording of the tours is also not permitted.

Are children permitted on Kykuit tours?

We recommend all Kykuit tours for ages 10 and up. They are not recommended for ages 5 and under, and please note that children under 5 are not permitted on the Grand Tour.

Please note that strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted inside the house, but can be stored in the free lockers provided at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Please note the following accessibility information about our tours, for more details, see our accessibility guide.

Neither the Grand Tour nor the Landmark Tour is wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the terrain.

Classic Tour

  • The Classic Tour is wheelchair accessible, and all buses are equipped for wheelchairs.
  • Visitors are assisted to special entrances and exits and an elevator is used in the house.
  • Some portions of the tour may not be viewable, but the accompanying guide will briefly discuss the bypassed areas.
  • The entire tour consists of walking and standing with only a few places to sit down, if absolutely necessary.

Timesaver Tour

  • This tour is partially wheelchair accessible.
  • A small portion of the tour is inaccessible, but the accompanying guide will briefly discuss the bypassed areas.
  • The entire tour consists of walking and standing with only a few places to sit down, if absolutely necessary

Are there nearby dining and hotel options?

Food is available to purchase before or after your tour at the café in the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor. There are also many fine dining options in the area.

Please note that food and drinks, with the exception of bottled water, are not permitted in the house and must be stored in the free lockers provided at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor.

There are also a wide range of hotels to choose from in the area, including Historic Hudson Valley’s Hospitality Partners, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown, Castle Hotel & Spa, and Tarrytown Estate on the Hudson.

Where can I park?

Free, safe, and secure parking is offered at the Kykuit Visitor Center and its overflow parking lot. All tours leave from the visitor center and travel by shuttle bus to the estate. Please note that there is no access to Kykuit except through tours leaving from the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor. You cannot drive directly to Kykuit. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tour to check in at the Kykuit Desk in the Visitor Center.

What is the best way to see the grounds?

The Landmark Tour and the Grand Tour both explore the estate’s outstanding landscape and sculpture.

Please note that visitors must remain with their tour groups at all times.

What can I do do with my backpack or stroller while on the tour?

Large bags, backpacks, and strollers must be stored in the free lockers provided at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor

Are service dogs permitted at Kykuit?

Yes, service dogs are welcome.

What is your weather policy?

Kykuit tours are held rain or shine. If you elect not to attend, your tickets are nonrefundable and nonexchangeable. Please see our weather policy.

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