Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Sonnenberg Garden’s history begins in the 1860s, when Mary Clark Thompson and her husband purchasing the 300-acre farmstead where the mansion currently stands following its construction in 1887. In 1902, following her husband’s death, Mrs. Thompson designed, renovated, and built the nine themed gardens surrounding the mansion as a tribute to her late husband, modeled after gardens she had visited on her earlier travels. Today, visitors can tour the gardens and the Queen Anne-style mansion as one of just two public gardens in the New York State Parks system.