Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

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250 Gibson Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Latitude 42.898202705899998
Longitude -77.272150851700005

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is one of the nation's most extensively preserved country estates from the Victorian era. This 50 acre site features beautiful formal and informal gardens, a historic mansion, the Lord & Burnham greenhouse complex and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake.Sonnenberg's magnificent Queen Anne style mansion, the former summer home of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, was built in 1887. The surrounding gardens were developed between 1902 and 1920 and reflect a variety of styles, including Victorian, Italian, Colonial, and Japanese influences.

Located in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes wine region, the historic park is also home to the Finger Lakes Wine Center. This facility is open to the public during the Sonnenberg garden season; visitors may also enjoy tasting tours and private parties.Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is the perfect place for a wedding or other family gatherings. The site hosts a variety of popular events throughout the season, including the annual Orchid Show, Rose Week, Moonlight Strolls, Teddy Bear Party and the annual Arts At The Gardens show. Tours of both the gardens and the mansion are also available from May through September.

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No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • 2024 Season

    Open May 2nd – October 31st 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Thursday to Monday
    CLOSED Tuesdays & Wednesdays

    Gardeners Café open 11 am to 4 pm
    Bay House Gift Shop open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Thursday to Monday
    Tram service available for guests with limited mobility – check in with admissions as there could be a wait based on availability
    Wine Tasting Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3 pm

Fees & Rates

  • 2023 Daily admission fees are as follows:
  • Admission Pricing

    $16 Adult
    $14 Senior (60+)
    $9 College Student$9 Youth (13 – 17 years old)
    $4 Child (4-12 years old)\
    Free for ages 3 and UndeGeneral tickets are available at the admissions booth and cannot be purchased in advance.

Interested in having your wedding at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion?

Sonnenberg is open year round for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our Garden Season runs from May 1 - October 31, providing a beautiful outdoor venue while our flowers are in bloom. Sonnenberg has two indoor facilities for winter & fall weddings. Our unique gardens offer many varieties of annuals and picturesque landscaping, and our staff is ready to help you create treasured memories of your wedding day. More information on the many wedding services Sonnenberg offers is available here.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area
  • Tours