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Address: 500 S Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-3031
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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The tour of the Manor and the Ferry House lasted about 90 minutes. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer visitor's questions. There is free parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tloc1986
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the Manor and the Ferry House lasted about 90 minutes. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer visitor's questions. There is free parking and tickets can be purchased online in advance of your tour. Even in late August the grounds were covered with artificial pumpkins in anticipation of the Blaze. Many of... More 

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Thank Tloc1986
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

My husband and I visited during a brutal heat wave and the staff went out of their way to make us as comfortable as possible. Our tour guide Tom was the best! As we were the only visitors there for the first tour on such a hot day, we actually got a much longer tour, as my husband was interesting... More 

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Thank Christy A
New York City, New York
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1,149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

There is a splendid light show at the manor in the spring -- amazingly effective. But the guided tours of the house furnished as it would have been just after the American Revolution, followed by a pleasant walk down to the Hudson River make you feel the depth of the American history in this area. The manor is rich and... More 

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Thank robcurtross
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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704 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is the first time I got to visit Van Courtland Manor when the Spring Light Show or the Blaze was not going on and it was a full tour of the house. The tour was detailed and informative. The tour guide took her time with our small group and took such pride in the house. We went over the... More 

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Thank Justin W
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I've only been here for two night time events, The Blaze and Lightscape. There is plenty of free parking and the events are just OK really nothing to write home about. They could do alot to enhance the experiences.

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Thank TPM17
Bronx, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We've done the Blaze a few times and this looked to be a nice family outing kinda thing. If it wasn't for the humid night it would've been more enjoyable. $90 for a family of 4 for what it is........is WAY overpriced.

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Thank NYersX4
New York, New York, United States
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I've been to the pumpkin blaze and this year Lightscapes. Both are great light shows. The food tent has better winter options then what they had for Lightscapes. The show is great not as many moving items like pumpkin blaze but the fact each thing is made from recycled material is wonderful. I'd go back to both shows without hesitation.

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Thank Gabrielle G
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Went for "Lightscapes" and really enjoyed. It's amazing what can be done with recyclables. The kids and the "big kids" in our group really enjoyed it.

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Thank Sherry S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I was here for the Halloween Blaze. Although there were hundreds of tourists here, it was well organized and the crowds moved along the gravel pathway in the dark pretty well. I did not get to go in the manor house itself, which I may do on my next trip. Parking is in a large field so be prepared to... More 

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Thank tripslickroady
Rome, New York
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Very creative and kid friendly. Very easy to get to and staff were very helpful. Cute gifts to purchase along with sweet treats. Fairly easy to walk but wear good sturdy footwear.

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