[Sitings] Kykuit: A Rockefeller Residence

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

In Tarrytown, New York lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion. Credit: Jason Pier in DC.
Overlooking the Hudson River lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion.

Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Tarrytown, New York just a short distance from New York City.

A preeminent Hudson Valley landmark, the estate showcases remarkable gardens, architecture, art and history. Completed in 1913 by architects Delano and Aldrich, the hilltop mansion was built for philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, in his day the richest man in America.

The landmark has been meticulously maintained for over a century. Visitors today can glimpse into the lives of Rockefeller family members and their contributions to philanthropy, conservation, business, government, and the arts, seeing interiors designed by Ogden Codman, collections of Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings, and galleries of 20th-century art.

If you can't make it to the Valley, see some of the vistas below:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

Slideshows