Sleepy Hollow - Part 1

Day 2 - Part of our Saturday was spent in the home of John D Rockefeller, near Sleepy Hollow, NY.

The family called and asked if we could possible drop by since we were in the area, so we had to oblige them. 🤣


Actually, any mansion tour is always a welcomed diversion on any camping trip. 😁


Kykuit (Dutch for “lookout”), overlooks the town of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson River. It was completed in 1913 for John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Company. It became the home of his son, philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., and grandson, Nelson A. Rockefeller, four-time governor of New York and vice president under Gerald Ford. First-floor living spaces were designed by Ogden Codman Jr., then America’s leading interior decorator. They contain excellent examples of 18th century-style furniture, as well as Asian ceramics. An underground art gallery holds works from the collection of Nelson Rockefeller, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder. The design of the surrounding grounds and gardens were overseen by Frederick Olmstead.




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