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Address: 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY
Phone Number: +1 914-366-6900
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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
New Braunfels, Texas
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We went for The Blaze event held every year at this location. It was an amazing venue, the work & time & effort put into this by so many people and a community dedication that was so heartwarming . I recommend The Blaze to all, families, couples, friends, especially to other communities to see how creative a group can possibly... More 

Thank debbi1972
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I'm a natural skeptic. Ahem, actually I'm a curmudgeon. So when we went on a "mystery" bus-ride on October 31 I was, of course, not expecting much: just the usual graves and tombstones and teenagers jumping out from behind them, etc. Shows that even the worst heathens can be converted: 1. It was VERY well done.2. It was enchanting for... More 

Thank Jerry W
Nagoya, Japan
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had heard rave reviews about this attraction for years, but when we actually went, it was a bit of a let down. The main problem was that it was so crowded. It was difficult to move and the path was clogged with people. While the jack-o-lanterns and lights were numerous, I felt that the presentation was not as artistic... More 

Thank Kappa555
Falmouth, Maine
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93 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The day we were there, staff was setting up for the Halloween lights show to be held in October so we got to see some of those great decorations. We had a great tour guide of the manor house, but overall, there really isn't a lot there. We expected more from the descriptions - more like a Strawbery Banke in... More 

Thank Diane H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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!

1 Thank lori28a
Rockaway, New Jersey
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

1 Thank MaintGal
Commack, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Instead74
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
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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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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