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Grand Terrace and Dock


The Grand Terrace on Long Island served as a dock in the 18th and 19th centuries to the “Gatchina Fleet”. It was designed by V. Brenna and constructed between 1792-1795. The dock was adorned with marble statues of muses and stone vases. Only two sculptures of lions, formed from local limestone, have survived to this day and are available for viewing.

Wide flights of staircases on both ends of the terrace reach straight to the water. The terrace offers a panoramic view of the White Lake and the Venus Pavilion. Viewed from the opposite shore of the White Lake, the Terrace looks like a kind of pediment to the Palace and its continuation, making this a very popular image of the Palace.