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Address: 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY
Phone Number: +1 914-366-6900
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the...
Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River. There, you'll experience the domestic life of a patriot family living in the years just after the American Revolution - the New Nation period. Site is open for tours on weekends during July and August. Property also hosts the popular events LIGHTSCAPES in the spring and the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in the fall.
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Another Marvelous Historic Home in the Hudson Valley

My friend and I made our way here on a day off, and I am so glad we made the trek from Irvington. From afar this home reminds me of Creole architecture often seen in Louisiana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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New Braunfels, Texas
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had the first tour of the day so it was just the two of us plus our guide Ingy...she was fantastic! Very informative about the history of the manor, how the house and plantation was run, the people, the kitchen, the ferry....it was great and she couldn't have been sweeter. Great way to spend a summer Sunday morning!

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was surprised that this small estate was so packed with history. The docents are very knowledgeable and easily answer questions. There are several. One person briefly introduced us to the estate. A second gave a tour of the main house and then took us a short walk to the tavern-inn. A fourth gave a demo on processing wool and... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My friend and I made our way here on a day off, and I am so glad we made the trek from Irvington. From afar this home reminds me of Creole architecture often seen in Louisiana. However, it was built in the 18th century and the second story was added on a later date. My friend and I purchased our... More 

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Commack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here last year for the blaze with our preteens in tow. They loved it. You must buy your tickets on line before the event. For the light show you could buy at gate but it rained so we didn't go. I had also gone for the historical tour a few years ago with my sister. You walk through... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went with the entire family this past Memorial Day Weekend....first time for me although my grandsons had seen it when it was open for the Halloween presentation. We ALL enjoyed the creative lights and designs and thankfully are not as jaded as others appear to be. It was a beautiful evening to look at the creative designs and lights of... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Don't waste your money or time at this overpriced, overcrowded, money grubbing venue. Cattle are herded around better. If I wanted to see a bunch of inflatable light ups, I can walk my neighborhood during holidays. If you want a quality light show, plan instead to see Nightscape at Longwood Gardens. Far superior!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Visually stunning, thoroughly enjoyable, and highly recommended. Kids will absolutely love it. As you might imagine, this event boasts a high visual appeal. Since it runs for a limited time—this year for 15 evenings on five weekends throughout May—and since it is a rather popular attraction, tickets tend to sell quickly. I purchased tickets online shortly after I heard the... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came from Long Island for the Lightscape event which was well worth it. A fantastic night time display in the midst of history mostly designed out of recycled materials. You have to get tickets upfront and online with 30 minute intervals. You must see this! Also the fall brings 5,000 pumpkins to the same grounds. Go on line and... More 

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nyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Check it out during the Great Jack O'lantern Blaze every fall. It it nestled in the middle of the carved pumpkin patch display. Fun for the entire family.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Same Old Same Old from year to year. A big money grab. Vast majority of pumpkins are fake. Not much fun when it is cold out. Least they could do is change up the displays and have gas heaters every 20 feet in the line. Go to the bathroom before you go, only restrooms are pitch dark porta-sans. Really!!, don't... More 

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