A majestic paradise with sweeping river views
See the Hudson Valley’s top cultural attraction! 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.
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.
May 21 – November 13
Guided tours are available Saturday-Sunday from May 21-October 2; and Wednesday-Monday between October 5-November 13.
All Kykuit tours originate from the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor. Do not type “Kykuit” into your GPS, as it will not bring you to the right location.
Please note that tours are temporarily not wheelchair accessible due to repairs currently ongoing at the site. We hope to restore access soon.
Masks are required for all visitors when indoors or on the shuttle bus.
Selected Highlights Tour
Senior/Young Adult/Child: $18
2 hours, 15 minutes
Senior/Young Adult/Child: $38
All Tickets: $60
Historic Hudson Valley Members receive a 15% discount on ticket prices. National Trust for Historic Preservation Members receive a 50% discount on ticket prices.
HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY MEMBERS
Historic Hudson Valley members automatically receive 15% off the current ticket price. You must be logged in with your member account when you purchase tickets to get the discount.
NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEMBERS
National Trust members who purchase tour tickets online receive a 50% refund of the adult ticket price by presenting proof of membership at the Kykuit Visitor Center.
GPS address for Visitor Center:
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
GPS address for overflow lot:
100 Continental St., Sleepy Hollow, NY
Selected Highlights 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.
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.
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.
Is photography allowed?
Photography and video recording for personal use, with the exception of drones, 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?
Tours of Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate are temporarily not wheelchair accessible due to repairs currently ongoing at the site. We hope to restore access soon.
Are there nearby dining and hotel options?
Snacks are available to purchase before or after your tour and picnic tables are available at 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.
Where can I park?
Free, safe, and secure parking is offered at the 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 Ticket Desk in the Visitor Center.
What is the best way to see the grounds?
The Grand Tour explores 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. Pets are not permitted.