Learn More About Kykuit. This Hudson Valley hilltop estate was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Now the mansion is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is open to visitors for tours.
Kykuit (pronounced KAI-CUT) is a former Rockefeller estate in Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County of New York. Three generations of Rockefellers lived here from the founder of Standard Oil (John D. Rockefeller) to Nelson Rockefeller, 3 term governor of New York and former vice president under President Ford.
Kykuit (/ ˈ k aɪ k ə t / KY-kət), known also as the John D. Rockefeller Estate, is a 40-room historic house museum in Pocantico Hills, a hamlet in the town of Mount Pleasant, New York 25 miles north of New York City. The house was built for oil tycoon and Rockefeller family patriarch John D. Rockefeller.
Kykuit. Built between 1906 and 1913, Kykuit was the hilltop home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. The mansion is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, operated and maintained by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as a center for its philanthropic programs.
Kykuit (derived from the Dutch word for look-out) is set high above the Hudson with dramatic views of the river and Palisades. It has been home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Kykuit was first designed in 1908 by William A. Delano (1874-1960) and Chester H. Aldrich (1871-1940).
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate Architecture, Landscapes & Gardens « Back. 381 North Broadway, Route 9 Sleepy Hollow, NY 914-366-6900; Westchester County; Westchester County Tourism Website; Website; Show on Map; Send Message; Follow us on Facebook; Guided tours through May 12 - November 12 ...
9/16/23: Kykuit - The Rockefeller Estate is a must see! It was a perfect day weather wise to visit. You can either purchase tickets in the visitors center or online. All tours are guided. Kykuit offers 3 Tours: 1. Selected Highlights Tour- 1 1/2 hours. 2. Classic Tour- 2 1/4 hours 3. Grand Tour -3 hours We had taken the 2 1/4 hour "Classic Tour".
Connect. Completed in 1913 for American businessman and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Kykuit has been home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Architect Williams Welles Bosworth is responsible for the creation of the Beaux Arts house and elaborate gardens in the Italian style.
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate Luke J Spencer (Atlas Obscura User) Built to be the family home of one of the wealthiest men in American history, Kykuit is now open for the average middle-class ...
See the main rooms of this landmark six-story stone house that was home to four generations of Rockefellers. Expansive, terraced gardens contain a famed collection of 20th-century sculpture. Timed tours May-early Nov. depart from nearby Philipsburg Manor.