Cultural Aficionados

Your passion soars in the presence of fine art and culture. Nothing moves you like a symphony in perfect synchronicity, a landscape, a portrait aglow with true colors, or a play that makes you laugh and cry at the same time.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, located at 151 Charlotte Street in Canandaigua, NY, is one of America's longest surviving estates from the Victorian Era. The elegant Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1887 by New York City financier Frederick Ferris Thompson, and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, as a summer home. Between 1901-1920, the widowed Mrs. Thompson and her staff created the nine formal gardens seen today.

Take a trip down memory lane