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Address: 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY 12526-5632
Phone Number: 518-537-4240
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Oldest riverfront estate in the mid-Hudson Valley region.

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Charming mansion, just above the train tracks - but you can't see it from the train

Great insight into the Livingston family - had no idea that they had played such an important role in the American revolution! Lovely grounds, great house, great tour guide.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great insight into the Livingston family - had no idea that they had played such an important role in the American revolution! Lovely grounds, great house, great tour guide.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is an excellent example of late Georgian / early Federal Style architecture. It's lovely inside & out. The grounds & views are classic, majestic Hudson Valley Estate. I've been here many times but I always learn something new and fascinating about early American history. Margaret Beekman Livingston, the woman who 'built' the house we step into today, provides... More 

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St Augustine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We loved our time with Miss Betty! She not only can keep track of all the Livingstons up and down the Hudson River Valley (if you saw how many there are you'd know it's not so easy) and their cousins; but she fills you in on the history you thought you knew about the area. It's a beautiful house full... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I was there to look at the grounds because my daughter is getting married here in 2017. I found the house tour much more interesting than I expected. I didn't know that the Livingston family was so involved in our nation's history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The building, the grounds and gardens are lovely. Will be a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Beautiful views of the catskill mountains and Hudson River. Home of The Livingstons. Great tours and takes you back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I stopped at Clermont after it was closed one evening but I enjoyed the grounds and walking near the Husdon was beautiful and peaceful. Intrigued by the home, I drove out of my way the next day for a tour and was glad I did. This is truly a unique and elegant home. Not at all what I was expecting.... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The day I went, the house was closed, so I was only able to walk around the outside. The park is very nice with a large paved parking lot ($5 fee) and there are areas for picnics and nice views of the Hudson River.

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Ok -- I didn't quite make the tour for this house of Fulton, but the state park site is beautiful views of the Hudson -- plenty of room to spread out form others and picnic and walk. There is a small $5 parking fee for just the park.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Arg! They were only taking cash or check the day I tried to visit. I would've had to drive 40 min roundtrip to Rhinebeck to get cash, so I had to skip this one. In case it's helpful for others planning visits to historic homes in the Hudson Valley, I've visited a whole bunch, and included my list of favorites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A Revolutionary Era home is always a treat to visit and this one belonged to the illustrious Livingston family of New York. The mansion is worth the look with an approximately one hour tour. The interior decoration covers many eras to reflect later residents and additions to the house. The grounds are beautiful. We brought a picnic and ate it... More 

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