Hudson River Valley
If any name rivals"Vanderbilt" as a synonym for wealth, it is Rockefeller. The Rockefellers' Hudson Valley home, Kykuit, commands a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and occupies a landscape of extensive stone terraces and glorious fountains. The Beaux Arts gardens feature an extraordinary collection of 20th century sculpture by Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and others.
Kykuit is maintained and administered by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, through an agreement with the National Trust. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund operates the site as a center for the Fund's philanthropic programs. Historic Hudson Valley, a nonprofit corporation, administers the public visitation program. In addition to fine interiors, furnishings and art, visitors can see a collection of horse-drawn vehicles and classic cars.
Visits to the estate begin at historic Philipsburg Manor, on Rt. 9 in North Tarrytown, NY, 45 minutes north of Manhattan. An introductory film, the Greenhouse Cafe, a gift and book shop, and free parking are available. Visitors will then be driven to Kykuit by shuttle for the approximately two-hour visit. Reservations are recommended.
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