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Van Cortlandt Manor

South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY
914-271-8981
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An elegant 18th-century stone manor house that re-creates life during the Revolutionary period in...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An elegant 18th-century stone manor house that re-creates life during the Revolutionary period in America.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After a few years of hearing how beautiful this was, and two years in a row trying to get tickets.... sold out always in the first few weeks... this was worth the wait... our show time was at 10:00 pm. very well organized, all done by volunteers.. the art work is exquisite.. the grounds are beautiful.. the gift shop covered... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited for the first season last year. Beautiful and worth the price. I am not going to describe it here. The web site does a good job of that, so please take these suggestions into consideration. (Many of these suggestions would apply to the the Great Jack o’ Lantern Blaze as well.) Buy tickets early. They sell out fast, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went to the blaze tonight, it was well worth visiting once. Bravo to all the staff and volunteers that put all the hard work into this awesome event! We really enjoyed everything we saw. Parking for the event was well organized. Of course there are something's that are cons. The lines get clogged up at places, due to people... More 

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Harding
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was the most impressive and interesting Jack O'Lantern display that I have ever seen!! I LOVED it!!! Absolutely amazing!! There was so much to see!

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We drove from the Philadelphia area in order to see this. We enjoyed the pumpkin display so much that we are making it a fall tradition. I highly recommend this if you enjoy Halloween or pumpkin carving. Get your tickets early as they sell out quickly. Also be sure to have tickets for after dark...otherwise you will not truly experience... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've visited Sunnyside and Phillipsburg Manor, but had never been to Van Cortland Manor. The train ride from NYC is lovely, better to get an express, though, but even with all the local stops the ride is only about one hour. You should make on-line reservations for a tour, as they do fill up. It is possible to walk to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After driving almost an hour to Lightscapes, we left very disappointed. The biggest complaint we have is that the music/sound effects, had NOTHING whatsoever to do with what you were looking at. Creepy music, felt more like a bad acid trip than a springtime celebration. My daughter was scared by it, and so were some other kids near us. Why... More 

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I didn't know what to expect. I had in my mind that it would be similar to a Christmas display with wire lights, etc. I was SO wrong. Upon entering under this arching rainbow and seeing the beautiful multi-color field of tulips made out of recycled plastic bottles.. I was in awe. There was a giant turtle made out of... More 

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