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Van Cortlandt Manor

500 S Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-3031
+1 914-366-6900
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What an amazing experience !

Visited Van Cortlandt Manor (45 mins away from NYC) for the amazing Jack O' Lantern Blaze in... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Emel Y
Amazing

This is an amazing place to go for the young and old alike during the Halloween season. Thousands... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
frisky88
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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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500 S Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-3031
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Visited Van Cortlandt Manor (45 mins away from NYC) for the amazing Jack O' Lantern Blaze in November .Every year around October/November they put on a site where they have thousands of carved pumpkins made into all sorts of animals, characters , shapes and landmarks.....More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is an amazing place to go for the young and old alike during the Halloween season. Thousands and thousands of lit up pumpkins create this maze of light through the property. It’s a sight to see. There is music throughout the experience as well....More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

The drive from staten island was less than 90 minutes on a Friday afternoon,so no excuse not to go.The blazing Jack o lantern was amazing,how they made pumpkins I.to monuments and animals.The grounds were lit up in a spooky way but done safely. I really...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

I had trouble finding a link to leave a review for the Horseman's Hollow, but it was at this location so I am going to leave a review for it here Definitely a must see for the Halloween Season. the Hollow is a haunted attraction-...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We planned our trip through Sleepy Hollow specifically for the Halloween decorations and events. We were there several years ago and the entire town was decorated. This year, not so much. We did enjoy the Church and cemetery and Washington Irving's home, but were unable...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

It's too late now to visit the house as the last weekend in August is when the last tours take place at the Van Cortlandt Manor. They are now preparing for the Annual Pumpkin Blaze. The educational tour of the house and the family that...More

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

An interesting home from a prominent family of the 18th century. It has been restored nicely and the interior is fully furnished. You also tour a smaller house built for the tenant who ran the ferry. Certainly worth the visit.

1  Thank Zach F
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

The house and grounds are well worth the trip. The furniture and accessories are likewise. However, a tour guide can be the icing on the cake. In this case, Tom, dressed in period clothing, and loving what he did, enriched the visit. His knowledge of...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Van Cortlandt Manor is a great way to experience how the Dutch lived in colonial times plus the added events such as The Blaze in the autumn with thousands of pumpkins should not be missed. The buildings are original and the furniture is period correct....More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This isn't nearly as exciting as say being about to walk into one of the Founding Fathers' houses in Virginia, but it is a nice local show and discuss local history tour. Van Cortlandt Host nice family oriented events including the Fourth of July Weekend...More

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Jessica L
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot right by the house. The house is now closed for the Pumpkin Blaze through December.
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