Named Kykuit, this hilltop mansion is home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the founder of Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller, and is known for its remarkable art collection and gardens.
Set hilltop in Mount Pleasant, NY, the Kykuit estate is a prominent Hudson Valley landmark. Home to four generations of the affluent Rockefeller family beginning with the founder of Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller, visitors can now tour the well-preserved mansion's lush gardens and main rooms of the six-story house. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Kykuit has been meticulously maintained for more than a century. There are five types of tours available to learn all about the lives and stories of the Rockefeller family and their contributions to the arts and philanthropies.
Guests can explore the antique furnishings and extensive art collections that include works by Pablo Picasso, Warhol, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Visitors can also tour the underground galleries that house collections of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages from the 20th Century. Each tour begins at the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor.