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The Clermont Mansion

Address: 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526
Phone Number: 518-537-4240
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Germantown
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Oldest riverfront estate in the mid-Hudson Valley region.

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blue ridge mountains
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158 reviews 158 reviews
23 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Given the reduced off-season hours, we were lucky to get a tour that turned out to be a private one -- which is always special. Jennie knew her stuff, provided us with a lot of information about the Livingstons of Clermont, and answered all of our questions. I had come across the Livingstons and Livingston Manor in my ancestry research... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Clermont Mansion on a whim and were highly rewarded for our decision. The house looked especially appealing with all of the delightful pre-Halloween decorations. It is steeped in American history. Members of the Livingston family, who lived here, included a drafter of the Declaration of Independence and the Judge who swore in George Washington as first President... More

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Southern California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
45 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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