Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen who built the luxurious Mediterranean-style villa and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, bringing his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world to reality. Their musical evenings were the seeds of the Summer Music Festival of today.
With its outstanding performances, engaging arts-in-education programming, the extraordinary Rosen House, and beautiful grounds, Caramoor is a cornerstone of the cultural life of Westchester County and beyond. Since 1945 visitors have delighted in the exceptional music—from classical to opera to jazz—and the enchanting garden setting that makes Caramoor such a unique and treasured resource. Caramoor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Directions: Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. By Car - Take I-684 to Exit 6. Go east on Route 35 to the traffic light (.3 mile). Make a right turn onto Route 22 south, and travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. A green “Caramoor” sign is posted at this junction. Continue on Girdle Ridge Road to the Caramoor gates (.5 mile), which are located on the right. For detailed driving directions from other points in the tri-state area, visit www.caramoor.org or call the Box Office: 914.232.5035, press 2. Parking is free!