Kykuit (The Rockefeller Estate)
Kykuit (The Rockefeller Estate)
Kykuit (The Rockefeller Estate)

Kykuit (The Rockefeller Estate) Tours and Tickets

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Beaux-Arts gardens surround this grand 40-room mansion, which was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. The mansion is now a National Historic Landmark, with a remarkable collection of the Rockefellers’ fine artwork, period furnishings, ceramics, and sculpture. Tours explore portions of the house, the gardens, and galleries.

  • 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York, 10591

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Q:How long is the Kykuit tour?
A:It depends. Historic Hudson Valley offers several different tours of Kykuit, including a 90-minute Selected Highlights Tour, a 2-hour-and-15-minute Classic Tour, and a 3-hour Grand Tour. Tours are offered on select days from mid-May to mid-November, and it’s advised to book well in advance, as they sell out.
Q:Does anyone live at Kykuit?
A:No, Kykuit is no longer home to members of the Rockefeller family. The country mansion—part of the larger Pocantico Hills estate, which served as a Hudson Valley retreat for generations of Rockefellers—has since been transformed into the Pocantico Center, a destination for events, performances, conferences, and more.
Q:How big is Kykuit?
A:Kykuit is a grand mansion, which contains 40 rooms across four stories. The country retreat sits on approximately 200 acres (80 hectares) and is found within the wider Pocantico Hills Rockefeller family estate (recently rebranded as the Pocantico Center). It’s worth exploring on the estate’s comprehensive Grand Tour.
Q:Who owns Kykuit?
A:Although it was owned by generations of Rockefellers, today Kykuit is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It’s operated and maintained by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The organization that runs its tours is called Historic Hudson Valley and was founded by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1951.
Q:Why is it called Kykuit?
A:Kykuit derives from the Dutch word for “lookout,” which is a fitting name for the Rockefeller estate, perched as it is on top of a hill. It offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and surrounding greenery. The house was first designed in 1908 and went through several construction phases.
Q:How much did The Rockefeller Estate cost?
A:It’s difficult to put an exact figure on Kykuit, thanks to the many phases of its building works and renovations, but at a minimum, it cost more than $1 million to build—which translates to tens of millions in today’s money. Its landscaping alone cost $750,000, or many millions today.