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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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Tour or special events -- both resonate for the tourist

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
robcurtross
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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Thank DebbieJK530
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112 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I visited there during the lightscape. It was unbelievable. The place was nicely-decorated. It reminded me a little bit of SweetLight in Hershey. I slowly walked around the path. It took me about 1 hour total. What a beautiful theme. I highly recommend this.

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Thank Pananya K
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

After many years of visiting the Blaze each fall, we were excited to experience Lightscapes. Very popular event with a very artistic, earth-friendly tone. The kids loved it!

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