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.

A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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.

Also open Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, and Columbus Day

All Kykuit tours originate from the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor and include a shuttle bus ride to the estate. Do not type “Kykuit” into your GPS, as it will not bring you to the right location.

Masks are required for all visitors when indoors or on the shuttle bus. For more information on our COVID-19 policies, please refer to our COVID-19 Courtesy Code.
Please note, there are indoor areas without air conditioning on all of our historic tours.

Selected Highlights Tour

90 minutes

Adult: $20
Senior/Young Adult/Child: $18

Classic Tour

2 hours, 15 minutes

Adult: $40
Senior/Young Adult/Child: $38

Grand Tour

3 hours

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.

Directions

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

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

Kykuit Tours

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.

Tickets: $20

Kykuit Living Room

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.

Tickets: $40

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.

Tickets: $60

FAQs

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?

The Classic Tour and the Selected Highlights Tour are wheelchair accessible. Please purchase your tickets 48 hours in advance and select the “Wheelchair Accessible” ticket so that we can arrange accommodations for your visit. A customer service representative will contact you at the email address you provide at checkout with detailed information.

The Grand Tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the terrain.

Classic Tour

  • The Classic Tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • 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.

Selected Highlights 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.

Additional Visitor Center and Site Access Information

  • Handicapped parking and handicapped restrooms are available at the Kykuit/Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center.
  • There are several short steps to the front door of the Kykuit mansion. Within the house, there is a stairway (with banisters) from the first floor to the Galleries below.
  • In the immediate garden area, there are steps down from the west walk to the Rose Garden and steps up from the Rose Garden to the shuttle bus area.
  • There are emergency public restrooms at Kykuit.

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.

What is your weather policy?

Kykuit tours are held rain or shine. Please see our weather policy.