Historic Site & Tours
In his will, Nelson Rockefeller stipulated that his undivided share of the family estate in Pocantico Hills be passed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to be preserved for the benefit of the public. After Nelson’s death in 1979, his brothers Laurance and David also made provisions in their wills to ensure that the major portion of the estate would remain intact under the ownership of the Trust. Under a special arrangement with the Trust, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has operated these properties as The Pocantico Center since 1994.
Today, Pocantico offers visitors an experience that brings together historic architectural styles with breathtaking vistas, an intentionally crafted landscape, and a remarkable art collection, all carefully preserved for future generations. Tours of Kykuit, the Rockefeller family home at Pocantico, are offered from May through early November.
Throughout the year, The Pocantico Center's staff also offer special tours and other opportunities to engage with the art collections, buildings, and landscapes. Visit our Public Events & Performances calendar to search for upcoming tours.
Can’t make it to Westchester County? Check out virtual tours of Pocantico’s buildings, gardens, and collection.
Completed in 1913, this four-story Beaux-Arts villa has been the home to four generations of Rockefeller family members. Public tours of Kykuit are available from May through early November. Read more
One of the oldest and largest buildings at Pocantico, the 1902 Coach Barn was expanded in 1913 to include an automobile garage and mechanic shop before it was transformed into a modern-day conference center. Read more
Commissioned by John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Tudor-style “Playhouse” provided a recreational retreat for the family. Read more
Marcel Breuer House
Designed by renowned architect and designer Marcel Breuer for the Museum of Modern Art’s 1949 “House in the Museum Garden” exhibition, this model home was moved to Pocantico in 1950. Read more
Japanese Garden and Teahouse
Conceived by William Welles Bosworth in 1908 as part of the early landscaping around Kykuit, this garden combines elements of several Japanese styles and features a 1961–62 sukiya style teahouse by Junzō Yoshimura. Read more
An extensive collection of both fine and decorative art spanning many centuries and cultures illustrates the artistic patronage and diverse interests of four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read more