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The Clermont Mansion

1 Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Germantown
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Oldest riverfront estate in the mid-Hudson Valley region.
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English first
Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
43 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful grounds and the house is worth seeing due to its age and history. Take time to walk around the grounds. Go early to see the movie before your tour. If you are thinking of a picnic, this is the place. You can walk around the house and grounds for free and catch the view of the river but take... More

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Batavia, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Livingston family built this amazing estate in 1740 in Clermont which is a French term meaning "clear mountain." Seven generations of Livingston's maintained this beautifully decorated National Historic Landmark. It's view of the Hudson River and Catskills is well-worth viewing. Tours are less than an hour in length and would reveal some valuable historical information. I would highly recommend... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My honey took me to this park as part of our "date day". The grounds are huge and the mansion tour is well done. The lady who explains the history and give the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. However, the grounds are lacking a lot of beauty. There weren't many flowers and it seemed boring. The view of the... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went here to walk the grounds. Didn't think the house was open, but was surprised to find it was and we were the only two on the tour. Tour was only $5 and parking this time of year is $5.

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Valley Stream, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This was a great evening. The tour starts with a walk down a garden path lined with carved and lit jack-o-lanterns. You are met at the door to the Clermont mansion by the family’s maid. Various ghosts appear as you walk through the mansion - each from a different era of the home’s history. The tour ends at a wood... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This substantial mansion on the banks of the Hudson has been the home of 7 generations of Livingstons, a family that has served our country since its beginning. It is furnished in the style of the last generation, around the early part of the 20th century. The history of the family and its contributions to the USA is truly remarkable,... More

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Germantown, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Livingston Mansion located at Clermont State Historic Park is worth a visit. You may visit the historic home, as well as the gardens, and museum on site. Stroll along the tall trees and rolling hills on the Hudson River and bring a picnic to enjoy this beautiful property. It is a lovely and peaceful place to spend an hour... More

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Germantown, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We enjoy attending "Clermont Events" . It is a unique place and everyone who works there gives 100% to make any event a wonderful experience. The old mansion is much loved and during the warmer days, the grounds are a joy to visit. My favorite place is the herb garden. If you visit, you may see me there, sitting on... More

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New York, New York, United States
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102 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

After visiting DeWint House in Tappan (You must go there!) and being disappointed that information at Saugerties Historical Society / Kiersted House about being open for a Mexican Christmas celebration, I decided to head back to Clermont for the Candlelight Christmas Tableaux Vivant Tour. I am glad that I did..It was wonderful and the tour group size was perfect (eight... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Hy husband, 16 year old daughter, and myself went to the Candlelight tour. What a wonderful experience. It was a delightful blend of history, reenacting and ghost lore. After the tour there was a fire outside to roast marshmellows! The actors were great and cracked us up. Great family fun for Halloween- the mansion itself is beautiful any season.

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