Hudson Valley Mansion, Locust Grove, Offers Holiday Open House!

Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, New York, is best known as home of telegraph inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, but the mansion’s original owner, Henry Livingston, Jr., also has a claim to fame. Some scholars believe he’s the true author of the classic Christmas tale, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” On Saturdays November 30-December 21, Locust Grove celebrates the magic of Christmas past with special holiday season tours of the mansion’s 25 decorated rooms. Sundays December 1, 8, 15 and 22 feature Holiday House Hunts for kids, with clues from “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Also this year on Thursdays, December 5 and 12, Locust Grove hosts Holiday Sunset Sensations with twilight tours and wines paired with holiday nibbles prepared by Chef John Lekic of Le Express Bistro. Tickets are $30 in advance: Call 845-454-4500. Tickets are $35 at the event.

What: Christmas at Locust Grove

Where:  Locust Grove Mansion, Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)

When: Various dates until Christmas (check website)


About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit
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