Kykuit Tours

Operated by Historic Hudson Valley

May 3—November 10

Kykuit, the former Rockefeller home at Pocantico

May 3 – September 29: Friday – Sunday

October 2 – November 3: Wednesday – Monday

November 8 – 10: Friday – Sunday

Kykuit (derived from the Dutch word for look-out) is set high above the Hudson with dramatic views of the river and Palisades. It has been home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Kykuit was first designed in 1908 by William A. Delano (1874-1960) and Chester H. Aldrich (1871-1940). In 1913 the building was substantially altered to become the four-story Beaux-Arts villa as it stands today reflecting the classical vocabulary of architect William Welles Bosworth (1869-1966), who also designed the gardens. It is constructed of locally quarried rough-cut fieldstone and Indiana limestone.

Kykuit, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is maintained and administered by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


Historic Hudson Valley offers public tours of the house and gardens from May through November. Kykuit tours begin at Historic Hudson Valley’s visitor center at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY. HHV ticket holders will not be permitted to park on site at The Pocantico Center and must arrive with their tour group by shuttle bus. 

Selected Highlights Tour — 90 minutes
Adult: $25
Senior/Young Adult/Child: $23
Westchester Resident: $20
Westchester County residents who purchase tickets online can receive the resident price by presenting proof of residency at the Kykuit Visitor Center, located at Phillipsburg Manor.

Classic Tour — 2 hours, 15 minutes
Adult: $45
Senior/Young Adult/Child: $43

Grand Tour — 3 hours
All Tickets: $65 


Kykuit is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.