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The Clermont Mansion

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Justin W wrote a review Dec 2019
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey2,114 contributions516 helpful votes
This is my third time to Clermont to see the Christmas decorations for the holidays. The house itself is very impressive. It is the main home of the Livingston family from the Hudson River Valley fame. The house was deeded to the State of New York when the family could not take care of it anymore and wanted to preserve it. The home is not as large as some of those further south but the house is steeped in history. The house was built after it had been burned during the Revolutionary War for siding with the patriots and home to some of the most prominent members of the family that history books know of their accomplishments. When you enter the home, it is all the original furnishings with oil paintings lining the walls. All the rooms are filled with the family heirlooms all decorated for Christmas from between the Revolution to the Victorian Age. Beautiful pine trees and garland decorate the house and the home is set for festivities. Remember to take one of the guided tours and take your time to explore each room. The view from the house is amazing! With breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Each room is nicely furnished and very well maintained. You will get a real sense of how the Livingston family lived generation after generation and why they loved this house so much. It was a great tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Evan I wrote a review Nov 2019
New York, New York, United States533 contributions211 helpful votes
We have been coming here since 2011 and its always a joy to return. The trails and views around the grounds of Clermont are just wonderful, not to mention the house tours and special events all year long. I make it a point just to stop over at least once a year just to walk the grounds and pick up my Harney's Clermont Tea for the upcoming winter (8 tins a year). Always remember to spare at least thirty minutes to examine the Gift Shoppe at the Visitors Center and chat with the nice folks working there. My Best Regards to Emily @ the Clermont Gift Shoppe this past Sunday. It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you and many thanks for reserving my tea stash for the coming cold weather. Happy Holidays!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Susan M wrote a review Oct 2019
Corpus Christi, Texas188 contributions71 helpful votes
My daughter and I toured the home on a beautiful fall day. The view of the Hudson River was gorgeous; we could sure see why Livingston chose this spot! We went early on a weekday and did not have to pay for parking. We lucked out and were the only two people on our tour (the one behind us had a lot more). Our guide was excellent! Obviously knew and loved her stuff! I am a retired history teacher and even I learned stuff about Robert Livingston (Declaration of Independence, swearing in George Washington, Louisiana Purchase, Robert Fulton, etc.). The tour guide gave us a chart of the family which I referenced many times during the tour since the tour gave information about the whole family, not just their most famous member. I would certainly recommend this stop for any history lovers or people who love touring old houses.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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IItravelers wrote a review Oct 2019
Stockbridge, Massachusetts131 contributions55 helpful votes
The house is incredible. The staff is knowledgeable. You were made to feel very welcome. When you entered the house you felt like you are visiting your wealthy relatives. If you find yourself anywhere in the Hudson River Valley stop in and visit. You will be charmed by the staff and wowed by the history.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ivanram wrote a review Aug 2019
Staten Island, New York50 contributions19 helpful votes
Good place to soak up some history and spend the afternoon. Extensive grounds to walk around in if weather cooperates.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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